Blue Northern Brewer

The Blue Northern Brewer was discovered as a mutant with deep reddish-blue leaves growing in a Belgian hop yard in the early 1970’s. It was released as an ornamental variety in 1992. Its use for brewing is plausible but tentative.

Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 6%-8%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-4%
Co-Humulone Composition 24%
Country Belgium
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 90-730 kg/hectare (80-650 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew and moderately resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 0.76 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 27%-40%
Humulene Oil Composition 29%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%
Farnesene Oil None
Substitutes Chinook
Style Guide India Pale Ale


Great Fermentations

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