Hop Selection Harvest Special

Assess hop harvest professionally

From the hop field directly to your home: let's inspect the new crop together and examine the hop aroma.

Hop Selection Harvest Special

From the hop field directly to your home: 
In our new course "Harvest Hop Selection" we will examine the hop harvest. 
What is the quality of the hop cones? 
What are their distinguishing characteristics? 
The focus of professional hop selection is the hop aroma.

Available languages:

  • English



    200,00 € per person (incl. VAT)

  • Theory and background of the BarthHaas quality system 
  • Recognising pests and diseases 
  • Recognising typical variety characteristics 
  • Introduction to Hopsessed - The language of hops 
  • Creating aroma profiles of raw hops 

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

  • 6 raw hop samples 
  • Aroma Wheel 
  • Notebook "Every Beer tells a Story” 
  • Hop sweets 
  • Course documents as a PDF file after the event 
  • Participant certificate after the event 

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.

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.

Questions can also be asked in German at any time.  
ATTENTION: 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.

Upon request, all course materials are available in German. 


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