Our Contracts



Your Contracts

Hop contracting is by far the best way to secure the future supply of those important hops you need for your brewing, without having to rely on the risky and expensive spot market after harvest. If you use 400kg or more of hops a year, then please talk to us about securing them into the future with the Barth Haas Guarantee for a fully serviced contract (other contract options are available). You can do this by emailing enquiries@simplyhops.co.uk. We can book up to five years ahead depending on the variety, securing the prices for you and making sure you get all you need and deserve as one of the most discerning craft brewers in Europe. 


Why contract?

As great brewers continue to expand the popularity of full flavoured and high quality beers, the global supply of hops gets tighter and tighter each year, driving the prices higher, and lowering the chances of you getting your hands on what you need on the spot market. This can be prevented by contracting your hops for up to five years in advance depending on variety, ensuring that you keep the pricing and your costs stable, and the supply to your brewery reliable. There is also the added advantage of all Simply Hops contracts coming with the BarthHaas Guarantee, which ensures quality and service. If you use more than 400kg of hops per year, please contact us for more information on how we can help you, please send us an email to enquiries email above.


What are the terms?

The contracts signed are legally binding for both us the merchant to supply, but also for you the brewery to order from. The terms of call-off are flexible and can be either 6 months or 12 but you should not work too much outside of them for your brewery demands. If you do use hops from another source, you will still be obliged to order from us by the deadline.


What if demand changes?

If you have a brand which begins to perform differently than anticipated and your hops usage goes either up or down we will endeavour to help. Our experienced and diverse sales team allows us to have many options available. Often the first step is to negotiate with other accounts for release or try to find a home for your surplus. Adapting your other recipes to absorb the surplus is another way to help increase usage. Thanks to our team including both brewing graduates from the world’s leading universities and experienced head brewers, we will be on hand to assist where possible. Finally, if neither of those are possible we can explore the possibility of extending call offs to allow you to take the hops over an extended period.


What products can I contract?

Unfortunately, not all products are available to contract. Primarily we offer contracts on Whole Hop cones, T90 Pellets and BBC Pure Hop Pellets. Advanced hop alpha or oil extracts and process aids fall under a slightly different umbrella. These are always available to purchase on our website store.