Hop Flavor Impact Day

Evaluate and create a hop flavor in your beer

The BarthHaas Brewing Solutions Team spill the beans on how they brew characterful beers, by combining a knowledge of varieties, feel for quality and brewing expertise to achieve the perfect flavor.

Hop Flavor Impact Day

This exciting one-day hopinar is all about brewing with hops: the transfer and creation of hop aromas in the brewing process.

Dr. Christina Schönberger and the BarthHaas Brewing Solutions will take you into the world of flavorsome hop varieties and sensory evaluation. You will gain knowledge of the varieties, an understanding of quality and brewing knowledge for the perfect flavor in beer.

Available languages:

  • English
  • German



    200,00 € per person (incl. VAT)


    200,00 € per person (incl. VAT)

  • Overview of the most flavorsome hop varieties of the world
  • Update on variety and market development as well as innovative hop products
  • Introduction to HOPSESSED® - the language of hop flavor and an effective tool for sensory hop evaluation
  • Variety selection and combinations for your individual flavor design in beer
  • Tips and methods for hop use in the brewing process

You will receive a lovingly packed package with, among other things:

  • Hop samples 
  • Pellet samples
  • Various beer samples for the guided tasting
  • Aroma Wheel
  • Notebook "Every Beer tells a Story”
  • BarthHaas pen
  • Course documents in PDF format
  • Participant certificate

Sylvia Kopp

Marketing and Content Management Hops Academy, sensing courses for beer and hops, beer sommelier, communications

Writing, tasting and inspiring - Sylvia Kopp lives her talents with enthusiasm. Since 2007 she has been working as an author, speaker and teacher on the topics of beer sensory analysis and beer style guidance. She is particularly interested in the worldwide change in beer culture. Her book, "Das Craft Bier Buch - Die neue Bierkultur" (Gestalten Verlag, English: "Barley & Hops", Italian: "Luppolo & Malto"), describes the path of beer from a mass product to a delicacy in a poignant and insightful way. Kopp regularly writes reports for Brauwelt, among others. She has been working for BarthHaas as a speaker at the HopsAcademy since 2019.

Dr. Christina Schönberger

Head of Innovation and Education Hops and Beer Sensing, Aroma Chemistry, Brewing Sciences

Dr. Schönberger is one of the top sensory experts in the international brewing industry. She did her doctorate on non-volatile flavours in bottom-fermented beers and has written numerous scientific publications and book chapters on hop and beer sensory analysis.

She has worked at BarthHaas since 2005 and, together with Georg Drexler, heads the Brewing Solutions department, which focuses on technical consulting for breweries. Dr. Schönberger was instrumental in the development of Hopsessed, the BarthHaas scheme for sensory analysis of hop aroma. She is also a co-founder of the HopsAcademy, which has been offering seminars for brewers and hop and beer enthusiasts worldwide since 2011. Since 2018, she has also been responsible for the Concept Brewery on the BarthHaas Campus.

Questions can also be asked in German at any time.  All course materials are available in German on request.


The registration deadline is 10 days before the event, spaces on the course are limited. For a smooth registration process we recommend the use of Google-Chrome. You will receive the access link to the online event approx. 1 week before the event.


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