Bert’s Beer Baster™ Hop Concentrate


When I began my journey in the beer world, I heard a story about a hop-loving brewer who carried a vial of hop oil in his pocket. Whenever he left home, he used the oil to improve pints of the only beer usually available – industrial lager – boosting its appeal, and creating a beer legend in the process.

Inspired by this story, I’ve created a hop concentrate you can use to baste your own beers: those you brew, or ones you encounter in the wild.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Each bottle is just 15 mL, but its small size disguises its strength. Just a few drops are enough for most beers, and each bottle contains about 300 drops, or roughly 100 beers. 

Single-Varietal Hop Concentrate

I prefer single-origin coffee and varietal wine - I think individual hop varieties are just as interesting, so I have created four different hop concentrates that will let you experience each variety’s characteristic aroma:

  • Azacca®: tropical fruits, especially mango and pineapple
  • Chinook: big-time pine and citrus aromas
  • Centennial: earthy, floral and some citrus
  • Columbus: citrus and spice, dank and/or herbal

Get Creative!

Bert's isn't just for beer - it works well in cider, mead and cocktails that need an aromatic hop lift. Homebrewing? One 15 mL vial in five gallons could totally replace your dry-hopping,* depending on the recipe.

A Bale in a Bottle

It takes approximately half a pound of farm-fresh hops to produce the concentrated fresh hop oil used in each bottle of Beer Baster.  

Lupulin Locomotive

The hops used in Bert's Beer Baster are steam-distilled immediately after harvest to ensure maximum freshness. Complex aroma compounds are captured in the oil without the use of chemicals, making Bert’s insanely aromatic.

* Don't use Bert's Beer Baster in the boil kettle - high temps will drive off all the aromatic compounds.

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