Columbia enjoyed limited production in the 1980’s but was later discontinued in favor of Willamette. However, as craft brewers have started to discover Columbia’s unique, pungent kick of hoppiness and notable twist of lemon citrus, it seems to have come back in to fashion. Columbia was returned to production in 2011. Now it’s used in Widmer Bros. Columbia Common Spring Ale among others.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Pungent hoppy kick, twist of lemon citrus
Purpose Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8.8%
Beta Acid Composition 4%
Co-Humulone Composition 40%
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Late
Yield Amount 1710 kg/hectare (1520 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 72% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.21 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 55%
Humulene Oil Composition 17%
Caryophyllene Oil 7%
Farnesene Oil 4.1%
Style Guide

Where to Buy Columbia Hops

As a listing requirement, all suppliers below ship nationally to their respective countries.

Yakima Valley Hops (USA)

Northwest Hop Farms (Canada)
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