Boston Beer Co. founder Jim Koch is digging into his hop supply, offering craft brewers who desperately need beer’s bittering agent the opportunity to purchase three popular varietals.
Koch writes on the company blog that he’s had conversations with many brewers who have expressed the difficulties they are currently facing getting “in demand” hops used in their hop-forward offerings.
Boston Beer Co. will share up to 10,000 lbs. each of Simcoe, Citra and Ahtanum hop varietals, selling 44 lb. boxes at the company’s cost.
Recall that Koch helped craft brewers obtain hops during the shortage of 2008.
Brewers interested in learning more can visit the Boston Beer Co. blog for more information and details on how to apply for the hop sharing program.