Yakima Chief Hops is proud to partner with Cryer Malt, a premier supplier of malt throughout

Australia and New Zealand, allowing them to store their hops in strategic warehouse locations

throughout Australia. YCH will also work directly with the Cryer Malt’s sales team, providing

Australian brewers with an additional sales support network. Effective immediately, this new

business partnership seeks to overcome any logistical and customer service challenges, and

improve upon their already deep connection to the Australian brewing market.

In addition, Yakima Chief Hops plans to recruit and employ an Australian-based Hops Manager,

who will report directly to YCH’S Vice President of Sales for North and South America, Ryan

Hopkins, along with YCH’s grower-owners. This new team member will be responsible for

ensuring that a constant and expansive supply of quality hops is accessible to all brewers

throughout Australia.

By establishing a strong partnership with Cryer Malt and expanding their sales team, Yakima

Chief Hops aims to connect family hop farms to every brewer in Australia and provide them with

access to quality American hops from the Pacific Northwest. With this, YCH extends the

invitation to all brewers located in Australia to source their hops directly from their grower-owned


“With our mission rooted in connecting family hop farms with the world’s finest brewers, we

encourage all brewers to source their hops directly from the fields and families that grow their

hops,” says Hopkins. “YCH and our eleven grower-owners encourage brewers looking to

purchase American hops to source them directly from a grower-owned business like Yakima

Chief Hops. Together, we have the great opportunity to continue enhancing a meaningful supply

chain from field to pint.”

In addition, YCH plans to announce a series of events which are scheduled to occur in the next

year throughout Australia. These events will be focused on providing opportunities for brewers to

connect directly with hop growers and strengthening relationships with the brewers and their

families that make up the Australian beer culture.

For more information, please contact

[email protected].