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How can I find hop replacements or substitutes?

How can I find hop replacements or substitutes?

When phasing out a variety used in your beer, or choosing a replacement because of lack of availability please contact one of our technical sales advisors. They will be able to advise a direct swap, blend or substitutes that are available.

The Hop Variety Knowledge database has suggestions for alternatives although, there are so many variables in the way you use the hops that could affect the recommendation. Availability of replacement varieties may also be a consideration.  We’re happy to help and provide you with a more informed choice either in person, by phone or by email.

Who to ask about hop replacements or substitutes

For simple substitutes you can check out the hop variety knowledge section on our website.  Our order takers can also make straight forward recommendations, but if you would like a consultation please speak to our huge bank of experienced resource available for brewing advice.

Technical Advisors

Call the office in Canad, or you can speak to anyone at our other sites

+1 416 907 9343
Ben Adams

+44 (0)1905 830734
Andrew Whalley
Robbie Harrigan

+44 (0) 7572 251910
Jon Stringer

+44 (0) 7525 798472
Rafik Abidi

Group Technical Director

Will Rogers +44 (0) 7739 323252

Take a look at their experience and history and then choose who you would like to speak to

Compare yourself or take suggestions from our hop variety knowledge database. This is purely for knowledge and does not indicate our availability.

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Live updates - Hop replacements and substitutes

Look out for any updates or suggestions as demand changes.  Our Pinterest and Youtube features problems that influence hop availability and the characteristics of hops during the growers year such as the weather, disease and aphids.

Charles Faram customers are invited to the annual HopWalk event in the UK for a full and comprehensive report on global crops from the International growers themselves.