Developed over several decades by the USDA, Teamaker hops were officially released by the ARS Forage, Seed and Cereal Research Unit in Corvallis, Oregon in the late 2000’s. They are a unique high beta, low alpha breed that have made their mark, not just in the brewing industry, but in the world of medicine and food as well.
Their strong antibiotic properties has seen them used in herbal teas, as an alternative antibiotic in livestock feed, right through to a bacterial inhibitor in the processing of sugar. As the name might suggest, they also make a tasty iced tea.
In beer brewing, Teamaker’s flavor profile is somewhat similar to Crystal, except they don’t seem to impart any bittering aspect at all. Expect floral aromas and use primarily as a late addition.
|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||No bitterness whatsoever|
|Alpha Acid Composition||0.6%-1.8%|
|Beta Acid Composition||5.4%-13.2%|
|East of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition|
|Myrcene Oil Composition|
|Humulene Oil Composition|
|Style Guide||Pale Ale|