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Update - November '23

It has been a full-on couple of months for the team at Clayton Hops - global travel, churning out Amplifire™ Hop Oil samples, finishing the installation of our new cryogenic Amplifire™ Hop Pellet processing line, not to mention Spring training on the farms. We are committed to keeping up with the rapidly evolving pace of the industry and have had the most amazing feedback from brewers on our travels. We are excited about our March 2024 harvest with such brilliant new products, made with a truly sustainable approach in mind.

Crop Year '24 orders are OPEN

Get your orders in now to secure the hottest hop products from New Zealand:

  • Fresh Hops for our New Zealand customers

  • Hop Pellets

  • Amplifire™ Hop Pellets

  • Amplifire™ Hop Oil

  • Thiol Theory™

  • Thiol Theory™ x Pellets

Details of all of these products can be found on our website: click here.

Why choose Clayton Hops?

  • With over 1,000 acres of hop garden, we offer reliable supply.

  • With modern on-farm harvesting systems and New Zealand’s premier hop processing, packaging and warehouse facility, we offer the best possible quality.

  • We are serious about sustainability – our new Amplifire™ Hop Pellets and Amplifire™ Hop Oils are fantastic options for reducing shipping and storage footprint and minimising waste.

  • We listen! We know our customers want new and exciting hop products including formats that increase brewing efficiency and boost flavour and we are making that happen - with more to come.

  • We offer lot selection! Just ask.


We love getting out and about to see the brewing community. We had a brilliant time in North America both at the Master Brewer's Conference in Seattle and out visiting breweries across the States. We made some awesome connections and love to see our customers at work making the most amazing beer. Brian also made some great people at the Brew Asia conference, which is an exciting brewing community that we look forward to connecting with more. Brian and Lauren were also lucky enough to attend the opening ceremony of Barth Haas’ new brewing innovation centre in Beijing. Thanks to all those who took the time to show us around and chat about hops and beer!

"We are floored by your oils!"

The response to our Amplifire™ Hop Oil has been epic.

In case you missed it, Amplifire™ Hop Oil is our water-soluble liquid dry hop or brite tank addition product. The oil is extracted from ‘wet’ whole hop cones on the same day they were harvested on our farms, meaning straight off the hop plant without any drying or pelletising. You can’t get any fresher than that! Free from any bittering components and made without the use of solvents, they are also incredible in hop water.

Click here for all the information on this new product.

We suggest that you get your order in ASAP. We are making the oil to order from fresh hops as they are harvested, so act now to avoid missing out. We do have some limited CY23 stock stock on hand: 100ml bottles and 1L flasks of Motueka™ Nelson Sauvin™ and Riwaka™ Hop Oil, so get in touch if you want to sample or order some.

Amplifire™ Hop Pellets

We are so close to producing these new super-concentrated hop pellets and firing them off around the world. They will be made through our new patent-pending cryogenic processing line. Processing here in New Zealand maximises quality, gives us the flexibility to create customer-specific blends and minimises carbon footprint – three important things to us and many of our customers.

We will soon have limited stock of CY23 Amplifire™ Hop Pellets – in Clayton Hops Motueka™, Nelson Sauvin™, Rakau™ and Riwaka™ – available should you wish to try some before next harvest.

Click here for all the information about this epic new range to really turn up the volume of your brews.

Amplifire™ NZ launch events

We’ve been travelling overseas a lot, now it's time to visit our mates at home! We are taking our new products on the road by hosting 3 events for brewers here in New Zealand in early December - covering Auckland, Wellington and Nelson. This will be the first time we have showcased our new Amplifire™ Hop Pellets which will be fresh off the line. We will also be showing our exclusive hop variant in the making - CIP-014, with guests from Plant and Food Research there to talk about the background and breeding of this super-exciting hop. Please do come along for a beer and chat. We’d love to see you. RSVP below to secure a spot!

Spring training on the farms

Spring on the farms is a busy time with the plants shooting out of the ground and needing to be trained to grow up the trellis. A big thank you to all of our great farm workers for putting in the hard yards to make this happen.

See you at harvest 2024?

It's time to plan for harvest 2024! Click below to let us know when you'll be here and we will show you around our beautiful farms with some good kiwi hospitality. We are planning an event with details coming soon - think fresh hops, our own Clayton Hops brewed beer on site with some great tunes and tasty food.


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