INTRODUCING EKUANOT™ - September 15, 2016

For Immediate Release September 15, 2016, Yakima, Washington - Hop Breeding Company (HBC) is pleased to announce EKUANOT as the replacement name for EQUINOXTM brand HBC 366 hops. Although the HBC 366 variety has the new EKUANOT name, the EKUANOT brand hops will continue to be the consistent, high quality hops previously sold under the EQUINOX brand. EKUANOT is commercially available from both John I Haas and Yakima Chief-Hopunion... Read More »


Select Botanicals Group Semi-Annual Report

Select Botanicals Group Semi-Annual Report - September 01, 2016

In this issue: Variety Development Certified Select 2015 Crop Report Download the Summer 2016 Issue... Read More »


Announcing the Rebrand of Equinox™ Brand HBC 366 Hops

Announcing the Rebrand of Equinox™ Brand HBC 366 Hops - May 11, 2016

For Immediate Release Hop Breeding Company To Re- brand Equinox aka HBC 366 cv. Yakima, Washington - Hop Breeding Company, the joint venture between the John I Haas and Select Botanicals Group breeding programs today announced its decision to re- brand Equinox. The pending name change will not affect availability of this popular variety and in the interim Equinox will revert to its original name, HBC 366. HBC 366 will continue to be a designated commercial variety by HBC and is available ... Read More »


INTRODUCING LORAL™ Brand HBC 291 cv.

INTRODUCING LORAL™ Brand HBC 291 cv. - May 02, 2016

Yakima, Washington - Hop Breeding Company, the joint venture between the John I Haas and Select Botanicals Group breeding programs is excited to announce the release of HBC 291. This new release will be marketed and sold under the brand LORAL along with CITRA, and MOSAIC, as part of Hop Breeding Company's hop portfolio. LORAL brand hops have a noble heritage that straddles the fence between old and new world hop aromatics, and are truly comple mentary to all styles of beer. LORAL has been ... Read More »


Mid Season Crop Report

Mid Season Crop Report - July 30, 2014

Our mid-season crop report is designed to discuss the first half of the growing season, and identify any problem areas that we see. The biological changes that happen between now and harvest are substantial, so it would be irresponsible of us to report any yield estimations. Numbers of cones, dry matter, cone weight all play a part in the final yield numbers, and Mother Nature can still have a profound impact on the hops. With that said, we will discuss the plantings, weather, and any issues. As... Read More »


Beyond Breeding: The Certified Select™ model, our approach to meeting the needs of an evolving industry

Beyond Breeding: The Certified Select™ model, our approach to meeting the needs of an evolving industry - July 22, 2014

In 2011, Select Botanicals Group started Certified Select, a brand management program with the objective of meeting brewer and grower demands at fair and sustainable prices. Focal areas of the program include quality, food safety, sustainable pricing, and supply assurance. We will cover each of these in depth over the course of the next few posts, and additional information can be found on our site http://www.selecthops.com , but the big question that seems be on everyone's mind is supply. ... Read More »



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