ZA Hops isn’t just passionate about craft beer, it is obsessed!  After being exposed to craft beer in the late 1980s in Northern California, starting homebrewing in 1993 and traveling the world in pursuit of more beer adventures, owner Greg Crum became obsessed with hops after working a season at Birkshire Hops Limited, near Abingdon in Oxfordshire, England in 1993.  That obsession eventually led to cofounding Devil’s Peak Brewing Company in Cape Town, South Africa, and independently working with SAB Hop Farms, located near George, South Africa, to develop an export market for their unique South African aroma hops.  He began importing and distributing South African hops in the US in 2012 under his Furthur Brewing brand and has been growing awareness of these hops since.  He continues to work with SAB Hop Farms to increase hop acreage for increased supplies for craft brewers.  Subsequently, he started working directly with Slovenian hop farmers in 2017 to help develop a market for their new Styrian aroma varieties.  In addition to his interest in hops, Greg Crum is a professional brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, and brewing consultant.

WHY ZA HOPS?

ZA Hops knows that it takes the finest ingredients to make world class beer.  We work directly with the farmers that grow our hops and personally evaluate and select our hops in order to offer our customers the “cream of the crop”.   We have helped drive expansion of new hop cultivars and continue to work with breeders to develop exciting new cultivars for the future.  With brewing in our blood, quality is paramount at ZA Hops.  Once the hops are packaged, we preserve the quality of the hops by using cold chain logistics to transport hops to our cold storage facility in Colorado.  So, when you buy from ZA Hops, you can be sure you’re buying the Finest South African and Slovenian Hops.  We are a family-owned business and proudly work with breweries large and small while striving to offer exceptional customer service and competitive pricing.

Sales and Contact Info

We strive to offer exceptional customer service to craft breweries big and small.  For additional information on our hops, sales queries, or technical brewing questions, please contact us.