Bintani — exclusive distributor of Indie varieties in Australia & New Zealand
Early in April, 2019, we found ourselves at the Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Colorado enjoying the excitement our new hop variety Strata was generating. Having just launched Strata commercially from the 2018 harvest, USA breweries had already sniffed out the hop’s potential. Amongst these early adopters looking for Strata came Peter, Phil and Dale Meddings of Bintani. Ears to the ground, noses primed, they were on the hunt for brewing ingredients that would benefit the surging craft beer markets in Australia and New Zealand.
Indie Hops was looking for distributors in craft beer markets outside of the USA. Distributors who would view a new hop like Strata as a strategic variety that would challenge existing standouts like Citra, Galaxy, Mosaic and Simcoe. Turns out our companies could help each other. Now, Bintani supplies Indie Hops Strata in their markets, along with other Indie varieties that deliver unique and exciting flavors to beer. Together, we’re spreading hoppy goodness around the globe.
BORN & BRED IN OREGON, USA
Unique Indie varieties available exclusively through Bintani include:
Our chart-topping variety delivers depth of character that tantalizes hoppy beer lovers. Named its many layers of flavor, Strata can fill out a double IPA all by itself, yet is smooth and elegant enough to contribute delicate versions of its catchy flavors in lower-gravity beer. Now available in cryogenic lupulin pellets.LEARN MORE
Advanced through our hop development process with a crisp, refreshing low-gravity beer in mind, this hop has a unique ability to let the tasty malt platform shine, yet contributes an addictive finish that cleanses your palate and lures you back for more.LEARN MORE
Our most recent release.. The bright fresh fruits of Luminosa make us feel transported to the sunny white sands of a Caribbean beach, and inspired the name which is Latin for “full of brightness.”LEARN MORE
Mesmerizing on the rub, this top-note hop is challenging to capture in your beer, but worth the effort for those who persist. Meridian shines in a saison, wit, or farmhouse; is a fantastic pilsner hop; and combines with more aggressive hops in IPAs to brighten the overall impression of the beer and lend a seductive finish.LEARN MORE
Discover the difference.
In addition to supplying Indie Hops varieties, Bintani sources classic public hop varieties that thrive in Oregon’s unique terroir. Like your favorite Levis or Converse, these old-school hops never go out of style and continue to withstand the test of time for a reason. From the rounded, juicy version of Chinook to the grapefruit, lemon/citrus-with-a-rhubarb-twang flavors found in our Oregon-grown Crystal, these highly desirable traits are specific to the Oregon terroir where the hops are grown. The result is noticeably different.
"Strata adds a sort of soft intensity and depth to a hop bill when you have it in the right spot in the right beer."
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Australia’s premier supplier of brewing and distilling ingredients
Bintani began in 1995, supplying yeast to a handful of brewers from a backyard shed in Melbourne. Today, they are Australia’s premier supplier of brewing and distilling ingredients, and that backyard shed has been replaced by a state-of-the-art warehouse near Moorabbin Airport. They now have four warehouses in Australia and two in New Zealand, ensuring that Indie Hops will reach your brewhouse in optimum condition!
Bintani has an unwavering commitment to innovate and improve their offerings with cutting edge new hop varieties like Strata, Lórien, Luminosa and Meridian. As beverage enthusiasts, the are continually inspired by brewers’ creativity and passion as they strive to find the world’s best ingredients.