Hops: Advanced Hop Products

  • Trend Brief: Hard Seltzers

    The hard seltzer category’s unbelievable growth has cooled off slightly due to market saturation, but it is still a large market and booming trend in the beverage space. Consumers have a lot of choices, so small market entrants will need to differentiate themselves through their positioning; for example, they can lean on ingredient and functional […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2022

    Kalsec global market research experts are predicting five trends that we expect to guide the global food industry in 2022. It is important and interesting to note that many of these trends are complementary. For example, reductionism can also lead to an increase in interest for homemade hot and spicy foods and healthy hybrids like […]

  • Encapsulated Hop Oils

    In working to continue the proud heritage of innovation in the field of advanced hop products, Kalsec, in partnership with Firmenich®, is debuting a new format in which hop oils can be delivered. Combining Kalsec’s expertise in hop oils along with Firmenich’s Durarome® encapsulation technology has led to the creation of Lupulock™ Encapsulated Hop Oils. […]

  • Kalsec Announces Lupulock™ Encapsulated Hop Oils

    Kalsec is proud to launch Lupulock™ Encapsulated Hop Oils. Lupulock is a groundbreaking natural alternative to hop cones and pellets that enables brewers to accelerate production and reduce waste while delivering consistent, authentic flavors and aromas. The Sustainable Brewing Option Compared to hop cones and pellets, Lupulock can be stored in ambient temperatures for up […]

  • Kalsec 2020 Social Responsibility Report

    Kalsec is proud to announce our corporate 2020 social responsibility (CSR) report. 2020 was a revolutionary year for companies worldwide in terms of social justice, workplace safety, and sustainability. A global pandemic impacted businesses everywhere, and Kalsec was not an exception. While the Covid-19 pandemic altered several goals as we shifted focus, it also helped […]

  • Expanded Collaboration with Codexis, Inc.

    Kalsec expanded our research collaboration with Codexis, Inc., a leading enzyme engineering company enabling the promise of synthetic biology, by entering into an exclusive supply agreement for a novel enzyme to sustainably produce Kalsec’s newest generation of natural hop acid. Novel Natural Hop Acids Codexis’ latest novel performance enzyme product, developed in close collaboration with […]

  • Beer Sensory Expertise

    Kalsec® application scientists and flavor chemists are experts at creating special flavor and aroma characteristics by blending hop oils with other natural flavors. Our team of hop and flavor chemists and hop applications scientists combine hop oil fractions into unique Kalsec blended hop aroma and flavor extracts. As part of our sensory expertise, Kalsec’s beer […]

  • Trend Brief: Fermented Beverages

    Fermented Beverage Innovation This month we are diving into the fermented trend and looking at a subcategory of this trend – fermented beverages. What comes to mind when you think of the term ‘fermented beverage?’ This trend category ranges from emerging options like kombucha to spiked seltzers and even beer with chocolate – double the […]

  • The Evolution of Brewing with Mike Babb

    How the Beer Industry Has Changed in the U.S. When Mike Babb first began in the brewing industry almost 45 years ago, there were limited brewers with their own take on the same style of beer. Major technological advances in the industry have led multinational brewers to expand and create several different beer styles. The […]

  • Craft Brewing Challenges

    Increase in Popularity The craft brewing industry is a niche market, where each brewery must be differentiated in order to survive against mass brewers. There are several different ways for brewers to differentiate themselves, each with their own challenges. Growth and distribution is one example of this. Many brewers, having been in the industry for […]