Hops: Hop Acids

  • 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 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 […]

  • Top Food Trend Predictions for 2021

    With many aspects of 2021 tentative – travel, consumption preferences, health and wealth – predicting food trends for 2021 is challenging. Covid-19 restrictions are still affecting how people consume food, purchase groceries, eat at restaurants and interact with quick-service restaurants in 2021. Kalsec global market research experts are predicting six trends that we expect to […]

  • 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 […]

  • Consumer Trends: Clean to Clear Label

    Clean Label Expectations Clean label is a macro trend and expectation for premium products. This trend is evolving and expanding as younger generations enter the workforce and gain buying power, therefore influencing trends. Understanding what consumers are looking for on their label affects almost every aspect of product development. Regardless of how great a product […]

  • Trend Brief: Craft Beer

    Trends in Craft Beer Things are getting hoppy. The craft beer scene is seeing an increase in growth and diversification across the global IPA segment. Sour beers are continuing to make a splash and lighter styles of beer like lagers, wheat and blond ales are making a comeback. An interesting trend that we are following […]