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The hops of Alsace are honored by Horst Dornbush in the New Brewer of April 2017 during his famous Bavarian Session Lagers.

Lager style is less popular on communication networks, but it remains the most popular beer in the world. And why not one of the next style revisited by the...

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The CBC (Craft Brewers Conference) for 2017 took place in April in WASHINGTON DC – USA.

Francis HEITZ, Val PEACKOCK and Antoine WUCHNER presented the Alsatian aromatic varieties and the “FLAVOR” range which includes BARBE ROUGE and the new MISTRAL.

The 13,000 participants were won over by the quality of the beers we were presenting this year at our Beer Station.

 


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CAH attends the 7th AMBQ in Montreal - November 2016

After two years of absence, Comptoir Agricole was present once again at this Quebec micro-brewers' event, held in Quebec.

 

The number of participants is steadily increasing compared to previous years, reflecting the dynamic nature of this sector.

Francis HEITZ and...

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Comptoir Agricole at the Brau - Nuremberg 2016

Philippe MARTIN, Francis HEITZ and Antoine WUCHNER were present at the Brau 2016 from 8 to 10 November 2016.

 

Bernard INGWILLER, President of the Alsatian Hop farmers, had come to lend his support.

 

Visitors were particularly attracted to our stand this year, showing a keen interest in Alsatian hop in this ever...

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Visit from Sapporo Breweries (Tokyo - Japan) at our Brumath site

This October 2016 we had the honor of receiving a visit from Sapporo Breweries at our Brumath site.

Mr UEMOTO (hop breeder) and Mr NOKURA (purchasing department) were accompanied by Mr HOHENTANNER and Mr SASAKI from SKW, our local distributor and importer, and came to discover our technical expertise and to...

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Visit by the 3 FLOYDS Brewery (Hammond, Indiana, USA)

Nick FLOYD, founder of the 3 Floyds brewery, and Chris BOGGESS, his master brewer, visited the Comptoir Agricole in October 2016.

 

After visiting a hop grower, they had the opportunity to take part in "sniff" tests on the freshly harvested hops with Francis HEITZ.

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Testimony by Philippe Wouters, international judge and editor of "Bières et Plaisirs"

At Brew Expo, there are new hop varieties to discover and sometimes a lot of surprises.

 

Like this Mistral from the Alsatian cooperative CopHoudal, the aromas are diverse, with a pleasant hint of tea on the first sip. A hop variety to watch.

 

I want to also recommend a very interesting Caramel...

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The 2016 CBC (Craft Brewers Conference) was held in May in PHILADELPHIA – PA USA.

Francis HEITZ, Val PEACKOCK and Antoine WUCHNER presented the Alsatian aromatic varieties and the “FLAVOR” range, including BARGE ROUGE and the new MISTRAL.

 

Close to 13,000 attendees, (once again up by more than 20% over last year) were given an opportunity to discover the aromas of our varieties by tasting (as...

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Bayou Teche Brewing
Bayou Teche Brewing

A US brewery with French inspirations.

Bayou Teche Brewing was born in 2009 under the leadership of the Knott brothers: Karlos, Byron and Dorsey. They dreamed of creating a beer that would pair with the Cajun cuisine

 

It is in Louisiana, where the French influence is still strong. This is why Bayou...

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Planting of a new hopgarden

In March 2016, a new hopgarden was planted in the town of Batzendorf (67), near Haguenau.

Rémy BURG and his son Jean Noel have decided to increase the size of their hop yard in order to plant new Alsatian hop varieties to meet market demand.

Setting up a hopgarden in just four...

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Comptoir Agricole brews at the World Fair in Milan

On Saturday, September 19, 2015, Alsatian hop farmers were present alongside Brasseurs de France at the French Pavilion of the World’s Fair in Milan for the “festa de la birra”.

Comptoir Agricole had come with the association of amateur brewers Alsace-ElsassBrau who had brewed a special beer...

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Tim MATTHEWS - Oskar Blues - Colorado USA in contact with Alsatian hop farmers

During his recent Alsatian tour, in addition to visits to several hop growers, Tim MATTHEWS (Head of Brewing Operations at the Oskar Blues brewing Company) participated in a roundtable discussion with Alsatian hop farmers.

Oskar Blues was established in Longmont, Colorado in 1999 but expansion really took off as of 2008,...

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The Comptoir Agricole in The 2015 edition of the CBC

The 2015 edition of the CBC (Craft Brewers Conference) took place this April in PORTLAND – OR, USA.

 

Francis HEITZ, Val PEACKOCK and Antoine WUCHNER presented the aromatic Alsatian varieties, including the new BARBE ROUGE.

 

It was an opportunity for the close to 11,000 participants (a 20% increase over last year) to...

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The Comptoir Agricole in Japan

The Comptoir Agricole participated on March 13, 2015 in a seminar organized by its Japanese distributor SKW East Asia Limited on the occasion of the « Snow Monkey Beer Live 2015 » held in Shigakogen (Japan).

 

 

Against a background of strong growth of the Japanese microbrewery market, no less than 15...

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Comptoir Agricole attends the CBC 2014

The CBC version 2014 (CCraftbrewers Conference) took place in April in DENVER - CO USA.

Francis HEITZ, Valley PEACKOCK and Antoine WUCHNER presented the novelty Barbe Rouge, recognizable by its aromas of red berries.

 

This variety marked the spirits and some available kilos were able to be quickly sold.

 

Always very busy, it...

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"Hopfenfest" by URBAN CHESNUT - St Louis - MO USA

Urban Chestnut Brewing Co - St Louis Mo celebrated the French hops with the Hopfenfest on Sat. April 5, 2014.

The festival took place for the first time at Urban Chestnuts’ new brewery located in the Grove, ST Louis Mo.

 

While Francis HEITZ presented the characteristics of the main Alsatian varieties (Strisselspalt,...

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LA PITOUNE won with TRISKEL

After 15 years of increasing success in Montreal, the ‘’Mondial de la Bière’’ has been exploring Europe since a few years, before also visiting Brazil next year.

 

 

One of the major events of the festival is the ‘’Pierre Celis M Beer contest’’.

 

Among the 10 Gold medals, we can find La Pitoune...

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Comptoir Agricole attended the MBAA 2013

Comptoir-Agricole has attended the annual meeting of the MBAA (Master Brewers Association of the Americas) in Austin (Texas) from October 23 to 26, 2013.

 

 

 

During this conference Francis HEITZ, Val PEACOCK and Antoine WUCHNER were asked by the US brewers about the shortage of some of the main aroma...

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HOPUNION in Alsace

Comptoir Agricole has recently hosted (June 2013) the sales staff of HOPUNION, the main US hop supplier to the craft brewing industry.

 

 

We wanted to showcase the know how in hop production in this Alsace region. 

By visiting local farms, brewers, hop plant breeding and storage site, HOPUNION has gained valuable knowledge about...

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Comptoir Agricole (hops from Alsace) attends the CBC 2013

Comptoir Agricole attended the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC from 26 to 29 March 2013.

 

 

 

Francis HEITZ and Antoine WUCHNER were able to promote the new aroma  hops Aramis, Strisselspalt, and Triskel.

 

 

 Antoine, Val et Francis

 

Val PEACOCK, former "hop gourou" of Anheuser Bush, currently owner and CEO of Hop Solutions Inc....

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Hop switch UCBC

The Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (USA – Missouri) offers in its range of beers the Hop Switch, a pilsner German –style.

 

 

This beer has been created to demonstrate significantly you can alter a beer’s taste and aroma by simply, and only changing (switching), the hop variety.

Strisselspalt is one of the hops...

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Organic hops: ready to deliver
Freddy Merckling

After 3 long years of development and research, the Comptoir Agricole is finally able to supply the first Organic hops grown in France.

6 varieties that are intended to meet the widest possible needs of our brewer clients are available as of now. The aromatic varieties include Strisselspalt, Triskel, Tradition, Premiant...

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An exceptional hops harvest in 2012!
Houblonnière

For hop growers, September is an especially busy month. Having carefully managed the hop plots since the month of March, it is time to harvest the aroma-giving cones.

The hop vines are harvested in the field, and then taken to hangars that are equipped with pickers (Fig....

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