Like many of our innovative hop varieties, the history of Haas is a cross-pollination - a careful combination of people, agronomy, technology and innovation that has resulted in a company that constantly evolves to meet the needs of our customers.
It all started in 1914 when a young man from Britain, born to Austrian-American parents, found himself waiting tables in Nuremberg, Germany. His name was John I. Haas. One of his regular patrons was a mid-sized hop trader by the name of Mr. Bing who saw a spark in John (or John I., as his friends called him). Mr. Bing's dream of expanding his hop business into the US would finally become a reality by engaging this energetic young man to do it. But John I.'s entrepreneurial spirit was too strong to contain and John I. soon realized that he was going to be the master of his own success and founded the company of John I. Haas, Inc.