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Sad News: Nikobrew Hop Liquidation

Thanks to HBF Reader Jeremiah for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF]

Nikobrew’s consumer website has been down for some time now.  Jeremiah’s tip indicates that Nikobrew is liquidating their remaining hop inventory on their pro site.  That site says just one box of each type remains.  Although I’ve seen no official announcement, this doesn’t seem like good news.  Nikobrew has been a great supplier for years.

Update: Thanks to an HBF Reader for pointing out this statement from Nikobrew.  I’ll reiterate that this saddens me.  I’ve partnered with and been a customer of Niko’s for years.

Statement from Nikobrew

“Dear Nikobrew customers, Please allow us to explain why things have big a pain in the ass with our website lately and why we are, regrettably, no longer going to be able to serve the brewing community. We at Nikobrew realized that as a family owned, smaller distributor we were going to need to diversify to ride through the changing climate of the hop industry and, because we also just wanted to, we developed a business plan centered around a local brewery. With a significant personal investment and an SBA loan we commenced with all things brewery. We hired a consultant/equipment manufacturer to help us with this project in relation to site inspections/equipment needs/ever changing city regulations/etc. This person signed a contract for consulting services and offered to broker the sale of some equipment we owned in favor of then purchasing a larger, custom system from him. This is, by the way, taking a very long and complicated story and making it short and simple. Through the sale of the smaller piece of equipment this person/company embezzled $60,000 from our SBA money and also sold us a $20,000 piece of absolute garbage keg washer. Despite the valiant efforts of a local sheriff to get criminal charges pressed, as it was a business-to-business transaction it remains a civil case. We have been fighting for over a year to get the money returned and cannot disclose the identity of the persons in question until it is resolved in its entirety. This theft threw the brewery project into a stand-still and exhausted our personal resources. The amount we would win going to court is almost the same as it would cost in legal fees to proceed further. During mediation, we were told almost verbatim by our retired judge mediator that we were 100% in the right, however, without a court order they are not legally required to repay any of the stolen funds and, even with a court order, it is unlikely they’d even have the money to pay back at this point. Saddest of all, it has been brought to our attention that we are not the first company to have this happen, and that this business is in the process even now of doing the exact same thing to at least one other brewery. Our brewery is dead, the SBA wants their money back, and the hops company we’ve nurtured for the past 8 years will be scrapped for parts. On behalf of Niko, Alexis, Scott, Jenn, Chris, and Devin we want to sincerely thank you all for your incredible support the last 8 years. We have honestly loved being your go-to supplier for hops, seeing you all at conventions, supporting the Brewing Network, and getting to know the people in this industry. Now that we are able to announce the closure of Nikobrew, stay tuned for how to get in on our bulk hop liquidation sale. Cheers! Lechyim! Prost!

We have considered crowd-funding but factoring together the personal investment we have made in addition to the 80k lost there’s no way we could raise enough money – the bank is not going to wait. We are getting inundated with well-wishes and condolences and if we don’t respond we’re not ignoring you!”

 

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Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

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Build Your Own Grab Bag – hops from $7.80 per lb + Nikobrew Apparel for $5

Nikobrew has a Grab Bag Sale going on right now (in fact no individual hops are being offered for sale).

from Nikobrew… “We are offering you the chance to customize the size of our grab bags, choose from 1lb to 100 lbs, It is totally up to you. Select the quantity of 1LB bags of hops you want, price starts at $9.75 ea! The build a grab bag deal can include any of our in stock hops ranging from Centennial to Willamette. ”

  • 2 – 1LB HOPS & RECEIVE 5% OFF ($9.26 EACH)
  • 4 – 1LB HOPS & RECEIVE 10% OFF ($8.79 EACH)
  • 6 – 1LB HOPS & RECEIVE 15% OFF ($8.29 EACH)
  • 8+ – 1LB HOPS & RECEIVE 20% OFF ($7.80 EACH)

Also all Nikobrew branded apparel is marked down to $5.

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.

Nikobrew Grab Bag and $5 Apparel

Also5 Recent Hops Finds | Hops at: Bell’s General Store | MoreBeer | love2brew | Great Fermentations | Adventures in Homebrewing | Label Peelers | Home Brew Supply | William’s Brewing

2015 Centennial – from… $7.60/lb + Grab Bags

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Year End Hop Liquidation  Nikobrew has launched a year end hop liquidation sale.  Hop Orders are discounted up to 20% depending on how many items you order.

  • 1 item you will receive 10% off your purchase.
  • 4 items you will receive 15% off your purchase.
  • 8 items you will receive 20% off your purchase.

Discounts are applied during check out.  Note that 2 ounce offerings, grab bags and lbs count as items.

This means lbs of Centennial are just $7.60 when you buy 8 items.  Note: You need to select 2015 under hop year to see the pre-discount price of $9.50.  20% off $9.50 = $7.60

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by best selling

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by price, low to high

Some varieties to consider… CITRA PELLET || SIMCOE PELLET || CASCADE PELLET || GALAXY PELLET – tough to find in stock, especially by the lb || CENTENNIAL PELLET || CTZ || MOSAIC || AMARILLO || SORACHI ACE

Hop Grab Bags.  Nikobrew Hop Grab Bags are Back!  Choose from 4 x 1 lb or 16 x 2 oz.  Hop Grab Bags at Nikobrew

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock up on hops for your upcoming brews and saving on shipping.  Full Hop Selection

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

Recent Great Deals [more]:

Cascade – from $8.20/lb + Grab Bags & Wholesale to the Public

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Year End Hop Liquidation  Nikobrew has launched a year end hop liquidation sale.  Hop Orders are discounted up to 20% depending on how many items you order.

  • 1 item you will receive 10% off your purchase.
  • 4 items you will receive 15% off your purchase.
  • 8 items you will receive 20% off your purchase.

Discounts are applied during check out.  Note that 2 ounce offerings, grab bags and lbs count as items.

This means lbs of Cascade are just $8.20 when you buy 8 items.

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by best selling

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by price, low to high

Some varieties to consider… CITRA PELLET || SIMCOE PELLET || CASCADE PELLET || GALAXY PELLET – tough to find in stock, especially by the lb || CENTENNIAL PELLET || CTZ || MOSAIC || AMARILLO || SORACHI ACE

Hop Grab Bags.  Nikobrew Hop Grab Bags are Back!  Choose from 4 x 1 lb or 16 x 2 oz.  Hop Grab Bags at Nikobrew

Wholesale to the Public.  Nikobrew is opening bulk 44 lb hop buys to anyone.  These are typically reserved for pro brewers, but that requirement has been suspended.  Consider these purchases for a group buy.  Wholesale to the Public via Nikobrew’s Pro Site

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock up on hops for your upcoming brews and saving on shipping.  Full Hop Selection

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

Recent Great Deals [more]:

 

Cascade – from $8.71/lb

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Nikobrew has lbs of Cascade pellets for just $10.25.  That’s a great deal in and off itself.  Check Nikobrew  for up to the minute price and availability.

Nikobrew’s soon-ending Holiday Hops Sale discounts your purchase by up to 15% depending on how many items you buy.  If you buy 8 items to get 15% off, lbs of Cascade are just $8.71 per lb.  Note that 2 ounce offerings, lbs and most merchandise count toward item count.

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by best selling

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by price, low to high

Some varieties to consider… CITRA PELLET || SIMCOE PELLET || CASCADE PELLET || GALAXY PELLET – tough to find in stock, especially by the lb || CENTENNIAL PELLET || CTZ || MOSAIC || AMARILLO || SORACHI ACE

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock up on hops for your upcoming brews and saving on shipping.  Full Hop Selection

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

Recent Great Deals [more]:

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Amarillo – $17.50/lb

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Nikobrew has lbs of Amarillo for just $17.50.  That’s a great deal.  Check Nikobrew  for up to the minute price and availability.

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by best selling

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by price, low to high

Some varieties to consider… CITRA PELLET || SIMCOE PELLET || CASCADE PELLET || GALAXY PELLET – tough to find in stock, especially by the lb || CENTENNIAL PELLET || CTZ || MOSAIC || AMARILLO || SORACHI ACE

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock up on hops for your upcoming brews and saving on shipping.  Full Hop Selection

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

Recent Great Deals [more]:

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Holiday Hops Sale at Nikobrew – up to 15% off + Flat Rate Shipping

Nikobrew has launched a holiday hops sale.  Your order is discounted up to 15% depending on how many items you order.

  • 1 item you will receive 5% off your purchase.
  • 4 items you will receive 10% off your purchase.
  • 8 items you will receive 15% off your purchase.

Discounts are applied during check out.  The only exclusion is the Grainfather system.  All other merchandise and hops are eligible.  Note that 2 ounce offerings, lbs and most merchandise count toward overall item count.

This promo has expired.  See Recent Finds

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by best selling

Hops at Nikobrew – sorted by price, low to high

Some varieties to consider… CITRA PELLET || SIMCOE PELLET || CASCADE PELLET || GALAXY PELLET – tough to find in stock, especially by the lb || CENTENNIAL PELLET || CTZ || MOSAIC || AMARILLO || SORACHI ACE

Hops are flushed with nitrogen and stored at a frosty 5 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure their stability and freshness.

Nikobrew offers $5 Flat Rate Shipping on any domestic order.  International shipping is also available.  1 lb ships for the same rate as 20 lbs.  Stock up on hops for your upcoming brews and saving on shipping.  Full Hop Selection

Pinned: US-05 | Free Nucleated Pints | Half Off BT Thermometer | SS Hop Basket

Recent Great Deals [more]:

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