HPA, one of the leading suppliers of unique Australian hops has announced it will award the trophy for Champion Medium/Small Brewery at the Independent Beer Awards (The Indies).

In addition to presenting the trophy, they will supply the winning brewery with 250kg of hops. Owen Johnston, HPA Sales and Marketing manager says in a difficult time for brewers, HPA feels fortunate to be in a position to  support the industry.

"It’s been an unbelievably tough year for so many people. We feel incredibly lucky to be part of such a creative and collaborative industry, and have watched in awe as so many brewers have rapidly adapted to the current conditions," Johnston says. 

The Indies recently announced an extension to entries, with breweries now having until the 16th of September to finalise their beers (full details here). In the meantime, if you have any questions about hops, then Johnston assures that HPA are there to help. 

"We’re committed to supporting Australia’s indie brewers where we can, and helping them find a hop that will inspire their next delicious beer. We’re only ever a call away."

Watch this space for announcements about The Indies virtual ceremony and viewing parties around the country.