Kalsec®, a leading global producer of natural taste and sensory solutions, food protection, colour solutions and advanced hop solutions for the food and beverage industry, is proud to launch LupulockTM 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 flavours and aromas.
Lupulock is a groundbreaking natural alternative to hop cones and pellets that enables brewers to accelerate production and reduce waste while delivering consistent, authentic flavours and aromas. (Photo: Kalsec)
Kalsec has partnered with Firmenich, the world’s largest privately owned perfume and taste company, to launch Lupulock Encapsulated Hop Oils. Kalsec provides hop extracts that have increased consistency, higher utilisation and flavour differentiation than traditional hops. Firmenich supplies its proprietary encapsulation technology that extends shelf life. Compared to hop cones and pellets, Lupulock can be stored in ambient temperatures for up to two years, uses exponentially less storage space, and is safe and easy to dose in the post-fermentation phase of the brewing process.
“We are ushering in the next generation of hop products with Lupulock, a revolutionary approach to the delivery system that makes brewing products more efficient, user-friendly and cost-effective,” said Joanne Martz, Senior Vice President of Hops & Food Protection Business Units, Kalsec. “Lupulock can help increase the sustainability of traditional brewing practices by requiring less water use and producing less ingredient waste.”
“Protection of scarce, high-value agricultural materials and reduction of waste are at the core of our innovation agenda,” said Greg Peel, VP of Firmenich’s Beverage Strategic Business Unit. “We are proud to have worked together with Kalsec to deliver this natural solution using our Durarome® encapsulation technology, offering an efficient and truly innovative option to the brewing industry.”
Kalsec Chief Executive Officer Scott Nykaza said, “I am proud of the people at Kalsec for continuing to find more innovative and sustainable solutions. Respecting nature is in the DNA of this organisation, and Lupulock is a product of that commitment.”
Kalsec was the first company to perfect hop oils in a novel delivery system, and continually innovates solutions that give brewers a competitive edge. Sensory and analytical services ensure brewers achieve unique flavor profiles, consistently and reliably.
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