Hops of Distinction

GLOBALLY SOURCED, LOCALLY BREWED

Shop Hops

At ZA Hops, we take pride in being the premier supplier of South African and Slovenian hops for craft brewers. Our hops not only offer diversity and market differentiation, but also open up new possibilities for craft brewers to enhance their beer portfolios. As the original supplier of South African hops to North America, we have a wide range of premium craft beer hops including African Queen, Southern Aroma, and Southern Passion. 

Our selection also includes unique hop varieties such as Southern Star, Southern Sublime, Southern Tropic, and XJA2/436. Additionally, we offer Slovenian hops, both traditional and new aroma varieties, such as Styrian Cardinal, Styrian Dragon, Styrian Kolibri, Styrian Wolf, Styrian Aurora, and Styrian Celeia. With our high-quality hops for sale, craft brewers can elevate their beer making with distinct and unique aromatic and flavor characteristics. Join us at ZA Hops and open the door to new brewing adventures with our exceptional hop varieties.

Our Farmers

SAB Hop Farms

SAB Hop Farms has a rich history, dating back to 1935 when it was founded by South African Breweries and Ohlsson’s Breweries. They recognized the importance of developing hops suited for the unique growing conditions of South Africa, and thus, their hop breeding program was established the following year. Today, SAB Hop Farms is a thriving operation, comprising of seven independent, private farmers and three of their own farms for production and breeding. The Heidekruin Farm, located on the north side of Outeniqua Pass in Waboomskraal, is the largest farm with plans to expand to 500 hectares. Currently, there are 424 hectares under crop, producing between 710-925 tons annually depending on the growing conditions. This industry also plays a significant role in the local economy, providing seasonal employment for about 1000 people and bringing in R90 million. As a result, South African hops have become an essential ingredient in South African beer, and SAB Hop Farms is proud to contribute to the growth and success of the beer brewing supplies industry.

Hoppris and Ribič Hops farms

At our brewery supply company, we take great pride in sourcing the finest ingredients for our craft beer, including our Slovenian hops. These hops are grown in the beautiful Savinja Valley, part of the Styrian Region near the town of Žalec, which is also home to The Slovenian Institute of Hop Research and Brewing. We work directly with two families at Hoppris and Ribič Hops farms to bring you the highest quality European hops available. Hoppris, run by Sebastjan Prinslan and his family, has been continuously farming hops since 1890, while Ribič Hops, a fifth-generation farm run by Jože Ribič and his son Jernej, has been in operation since 1880. These dedicated farmers use best practices for growing, harvesting, processing, and handling, ensuring that our Slovenian hops are of the highest quality. And, as of 2019, we are proud to partner with state-of-the-art facilities in Germany to produce our T90 pellets. With our commitment to quality and our partnerships with the best in the industry, we are proud to offer some of the finest Slovenian craft beer hops on the market.