Parent of Southern Promise, Southern Brewer was developed in the early 1970’s after the primary South African hops variety at the time, Golden Cluster, was devastated by black root rot. It is the result of an open pollinated cross of Fuggle.
Southern Brewer is used primarily for bittering and is not considered to be particularly distinguished in either aroma or flavor.
Southern Brewer did not do well with relatively limited hours of sunlight and required supplemental grow lighting. This made the variety considerably more expensive to produce. The development and introduction of Southern Promise and Outeniqua solved much of that issue.
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|Alpha Acid Composition||5.6%-12%|
|Beta Acid Composition||2.8%-5%|
|Cone Size||Medium to large|
|Cone Density||Moderate to compact|
|Seasonal Maturity||Early to mid|
|Yield Amount||1320-2210 kg/hectare (1180-1980 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Moderate to high|
|Resistant to||Resistant to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|East of Harvest||Difficult|
|Total Oil Composition||0.4-1.5 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||50%-62%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||10%-26%|