Ron Beatson

Science Group Leader, Plant & Food Research

Under the leadership of Dr Ron “Mr Hops” Beatson, many New Zealand grown hops have now become a household name in the international brewing industry. Since 1984, Ron has been instrumental in the development of many new “specialty” hop cultivars, a major factor behind the global boom in popularity of craft beer.

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My Sessions

Don’t Worry, Be Hoppy

Founders Park

Join Ron Beatson and Kerry Templeton of Plant and Food Research to talk about hops. Ron & Kerry will run a sensory session with hops that are undergoing evaluation. There will be tasting of beer, which has been brewed specially for hop evaluation in the Plant & Food Research pilot brewery!  The comparisons use the […]