In 2017, Yakima Chief Hops launched a line of innovative hop products known as Cryo Hops® – a cryogenic hop-processing technology that separates whole cones into two components: concentrated lupulin and bract. By maximising concentrations of the most impactful and complementary hop compounds, Yakima Chief offer an incredibly powerful hop pellet that creates a true ‘pop’ of aromas in the beer. The Cryo Pop™ Original Blend delivers massive tropical, stone fruit, and citrus aromas. And what better beer to showcase all this than over their Sunset series of New England IPA’s.
The Grassy Knoll was founded by Chris, owner of a live music venue in Bondi and with a background in creative events, and Jeff with a colourful history of music and backyard brewing. The Grassy Knoll actually started in the backyard with a ‘membership’ scheme that covered the costs of brewing. However, the demand soon started to grow beyond what could be brewed on a small homebrew setup and it became clear that Chris, an avid member of ‘the club’, had to change his tactics. He joined forces with Jeff and they decided to start Bondi’s first brewing company.