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“We’ll never get fresh hops without RipeLocker again!”

RipeLocker Prolongs Fresh Hop Lifespan; Empowering Craft Micro-Breweries to Thrive and Extend the Fresh Hop Beer Experience Beyond the Season  Seattle, WA, November 2, 2023 – RipeLocker, the innovative leader in postharvest low-pressure vacuum technology, continues to transform the brewing landscape by extending the availability of fresh hops for breweries. RipeLocker has facilitated the distribution […]

RipeLocker’s Journey to Tree House Brewing Company – Taking Wet Hop Beers to the Next Level 💯

RipeLocker Angels Soar to the Challenge and Provide an Additional $10M Before Venturing out to a Series A Pitch

Seattle, WA, September 11, 2023 – Considering today’s startup climate, the RipeLocker Board and current investor group concluded it was best to postpone a Series A raise until revenue growth over last year could be demonstrated. Confident that 2024 revenue will exceed last year’s, the current investment group, along with some new investors, invested an […]

RipeLocker selected as Finalist in Geekwire Awards 2023 in Hardware/Gadget/Robotics Category

Congratulations to RipeLocker! Vote for RipeLocker on the GeekWire Awards’ event site. VOTE HERE   Here are the finalists in the category, chosen after a month-long community nomination and judging process and recognizing companies with amazing hardware, devices, and gadgets that will transform the world! —Robotic barista by Artly: Robotic coffee barista maker led by ex-AWS engineer […]

Roadhouse Brewing Co. Partners with RipeLocker on New Fresh Hops Tech

Jackson Hole, WY, November 17, 2022 – In a pioneering move for fresh hops brewing, Roadhouse Brewing Co. has teamed up with RipeLocker and Oasis Farms to take their top-selling flagship hazy IPA, The Walrus, to the next level. While most breweries are brewing fresh hops from the grower within 24 hours of receipt, RipeLocker has […]

CEO, George Lobisser Pulls Back the Curtain on RipeLocker’s Features, Advantages, and Benefits

SEATTLE, WA – When a new technology hits the market in our industry, the big question is: Will this just add to the costs on our income statement, and what exactly is the ROI? Fair, very fair—especially during a moment in time when inflation is a constant concern and the cost of doing business only […]

RipeLocker Raises $7.5M in a Friends and Family Round Before Its Scheduled Series A Round This Fall

Seattle, WA, August 15, 2022 – Growing sales combined with successful efficacy trials on several additional high-value commodities has excited the agricultural community and thrilled the company’s existing investors resulting in a small pre-Series A raise being over-subscribed. “Our goal was a small Friends and Family Raise to buy us time to complete our much […]

RipeLocker Closes Its First Multi-Unit Sales Deal with The Queen’s Flowers to Prolong Freshness of Fresh Cut Flowers

Seattle, WA—June 14, 2022 — RipeLocker announces it has closed its first purchase agreement with The Queen’s Flowers, a floral importer and grower in Colombia and Ecuador with wholesale and distribution warehouses across the U.S. An early adopter of RipeLocker’s green technology, The Queen’s Flowers saw the immense value created during initial commercial trials conducted […]

RipeLocker Partners with Wageningen University to Conduct Extensive Efficacy Trial Work in Europe

RipeLocker is pleased to announce it has sent both commercial and R&D containers to Wageningen University & Research (WUR, the Netherlands) for extensive efficacy trial work in Europe on a variety of perishables. WUR has over 80 years of experience in post-harvest management and uniquely combines expertise in the field of physiology, cold chain technology, […]

Sorbatto Fresh to Scale Up RipeLocker Container Use – RipeLocker Containers Created Value from Otherwise Wasted Fruit

Seattle, WA—January 24, 2022— RipeLocker, an innovator in extending the postharvest life of perishables ramps up commercial sales of its containers to Sorbatto Fresh (formerly Blueberry Hill), an early adopter of the technology. As a heatwave hit Eastern Washington over the summer, it effected the blueberry harvest and flooded the market with fruit that yielded lower […]