225 years of passion for hops.
“For 225 years, despite all the changes we have gone trough, a defining characteristic of Joh. Barth & Son has been our passion for hops”. With these words Stephan Barth, managing partner of Joh. Barth & Son, concisely summed up the history of this Nuremburg-based family company. “Over the years we have developed from trading hops in Franconia to operating globally as flavor experts for the best beers”.
In 1794, master tailor Johann Barth expanded his haberdashery business near Hersbruck to include hop trading. Stephan J. Barth: “In those days, they simply loaded some hops onto the covered wagon and offered them to the breweries laying along the way”. However, the company has never limited itself to buying and selling hops, but has always focused on innovation and research.
Prior to BrauBeviale 2019, a further step was taken towards a uniform brand and identity: Joh. Barth & Son became BarthHaas. “Also under the new brand we see ourselves as the leading provider of hop-related services. Our flavou experts offer a comprehensive portfolio of hops, hop products and services for breweries of all sizes – worldwide,” assures Barth.