That's when the idea for The Lupulin Exchange was born. With about $4,000 and plenty of grit, The Lupulin Exchange was launched in Sept of 2014. What began as a community of brewers selling excess hops to other brewers, eventually became a busy marketplace, full of merchants, growers, and nearly every brewery in the country, from the smallest nano to MillerCoors.
Our footprint may be big, but we are still the smallest of businesses. After operating for many years with only a single FTE + side-hustle contributions from the original founders (all of whom had day jobs), John finally stepped away from brewing in 2022 to focus on LEx full-time (although he still spends a few hours per week hosting the Master Brewers Podcast). Still privately held (zero debt & zero VC$), today, The Lupulin Exchange is operated exclusively by Bryce and a small team of only 2 web developers. If you submit a support ticket, it'll be answered by John Bryce, not some stranger in another country who doesn't understand what it's like to be a brewer. We have a lot of exciting plans in the pipeline and look forward to solving many more problems for brewers, merchants, and growers. We are incredibly thankful for your loyalty and grateful for your patience. We are imperfect but work hard to improve your experiences and solve your problems. If there is anything we can do to help, please let us know!
To unify & add radical transparency to the entire hop market
- Go the extra mile