Ryefield Hops

Ryefield Hops is a family owned commercial hop farm dedicated to producing certified sustainable hops grown using regenerative agriculture principles for the Australian craft beer market. The farm is located in Bemboka on the far south coast of NSW.  

8 varieties of hops are grown on 12 acres of 6m high trellis. Visitors are welcome to see how hops are grown at processed at tours and workshops during the growing season (October – February).  

Hop Farm Tours give you a 90 minute introduction into the world of hops by walking through the field and customised processing shed. Visitors also get to taste craft beer made using Ryefield Hops from reputable craft breweries.  

Hop Growing Workshops are held once a year for those eager to grow a few hop plants at home and to gain knowledge about how to harvest hops to use for home brewing.
Hops can be purchased in either fresh, dried whole cone or pellets and are predominately sold to Australian craft breweries. Home brewers can also purchase Ryefield Hops in 100g foil bags on Ryefield Hops website.

During summer there is a memorable family experience to pick your own sunflowers adjacent to the hop field. Open days are held during January.

Mogwai Labs

Yeast plays a major role in creating the iconic flavour profiles of beer and other fermented beverages around the world. These characteristics allow us to define a beer to a particular region.

Mogwai Labs is a yeast lab for the Australian brewing industry providing fermentation solutions. It is their mission to give brewers better access to these yeast cultures. Whether it is to replicate these classic styles, pushing the boundaries of innovation or exploring new flavours unique to their local area.

Located on Dharawal country at the University of Wollongong, Mogwai Labs provides liquid yeast cultures to commercial breweries and other beverage makers. We specialise in traditional yeast strains commonly used in beer production, mixed fermentation cultures, and wild native yeast captured from around Australia. Giving brewers the ability to create products showcasing flavours unique to their terroir or recreate classic styles found around the world.

 

 

 

Mogwai Labs are proud to provide yeasts for a number of South Coast Ale Trail breweries including

Having access to hundreds of yeasts strains local provides South Coast breweries with the ability to make great tasting beer all year round.

You can find out more about them by vising their website. www.mogwailabs,com.au