Emil Bureš HOPSERVIS s.r.o

The company Emil Bureš HOPSERVIS s.r.o. was founded in 1990 by Emilem Bureš Senior, after whom the company is named. It is a private company with a long-standing tradition in the hop business.


Hop trade and primary agricultural production

We specialize in growing Czech Saaz Hops (Žatecký poloranný červeňák), cereals and rapeseed.


About us

The company’s headquarters are located in Holedeč, 7 km from the famous hop town of Saaz (Žatec).

We have been working with the company Joh. Barth & Sohn since 1991. This cooperation covers comprehensive services and includes the closing of purchase contracts with farmers from Czech Republic and Slovakia, organization of training courses for the protection of hops, preparation of financial advances for farmers, inspection and advisory services for farmers during growing season, organization of hop collection from farmers, transport to storage, sampling and analysis of hops, evaluation, examination of hops, the transport of hops to Joh. Barth & Sohn and the billing of individual farmers.

Emil Bureš HOPSERVIS s.r.o. also focuses on primary agricultural production. The company has two centers - Postoloprty and Holedeč. At the Postoloprty center, we cultivate 86 ha of hop fields. At the Holedeč center, we cultivate 70 ha of hop fields and 430 ha of arable land, where we grow cereals and rapeseed. We practice thoughtful farming, keeping the environment in mind.

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Services for farmers


Tip: If you are interested in any of our services, please contact us using the online form or by phone.

Guide wires

Guide wires

Selling guide wires for hops.
Selling sprayers


Selling and servicing sprayers from Italian company Nobili, who boast quality materials and high availability of spare parts.
Production packing machines

Packing Machines

Production, repairs and servicing of packing machines designed for the quality packaging of dry hops.
Consulting in harvesting of hops


Professional consulting and training services in the areas of protection, cultivation, harvesting, and post-harvest hop treatment.

Process of cultivation and harvest of hops


Tip: By clicking “read more”, you can read up on all of the steps of the hop treatment process before the hops are actually sold.

1. The importance of growing hops

Hops are important industrial crops, grown for the harvest of hop cones, which are an essential ingredient for beer production.

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Hops play a crucial role in the production of top-quality beer.

2. Land preparation and planting hops

A year before the hops are planted, the land is fertilized with lime, organic and industrial fertilizers and the soil is thoroughly tilled.

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Our predominant variety of hops is Saaz.

3. Autumn work

Clearing hop fields after the harvest, fertilizing hop fields, autumn tillage, thorough ploughing in between rows and planting in sparse parts of the hop field.

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This work is carried out gradually from the end of September to mid-November.

4. Spring work

Dragging hop fields in combination with a spring application of mineral fertilizers, mechanized cutting, implementing hop poles and wires, and planting the hops.

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Spring work is carried out from the beginning of April to the end of June.

5. Summer work

Cultivating the hop field, summer application of herbicides, tending to bent plants, hanging fallen hop plants, hop protection.

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Summer work is carried out from the end of June until the harvest.

6. Harvesting the hops

The hop harvest takes place after hops have reached technical maturity - the cones are closed, supple when pressed, are of a yellow-green colour with a natural shine and have high lupulin content.

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Optimal maturity is reached approximately between the 25th and 28th of August.

7. Drying the hops

Stripped hops can breathe easily and generate heat and moisture. Due to the risk of spoilage, hops must be quickly transported to the drying room.

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The interval between stripping and drying the hops should not exceed 2 hours.

8. Treatment of dried hop cones

Dried hop cones are brittle, they are susceptible to damage and crumbling, and cannot be handled further. It is therefore necessary to adjust humidity levels.

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Dried hops are immediately baled.

9. Quality assessment

Baled and labeled hops are transported to the central warehouse where sampling and verification is carried

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Chemical analyses of hops are carried out by the Hop Research Institute in Saaz (Žatec).