Northern Brewer is a well-known dual-use hop developed at Wye College in 1934. Currently, it is being grown in several countries around the world. The original was a cross between East Kent Golding and a Brewer’s Gold male. Today, it is grown mostly in Germany and the US.
Northern Brewer is used majorly in European beers and ales, from Lambics to Porters and everything in between. It is also popular in California Common-style beers with its woody, piney and minty essence.
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|Also Known As|
|Characteristics||Minty and resinous|
|Purpose||Bittering & Aroma|
|Alpha Acid Composition||9.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||4%|
|Yield Amount||900-1340 kg/hectare (800-1200 lbs/acre)|
|Growth Rate||Low to moderate|
|Resistant to||Moderately resistant to downy mildew and resistant to verticillium wilt|
|Storability||Retains 77% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)|
|Ease of Harvest|
|Total Oil Composition||1.61 mL/100g|
|Myrcene Oil Composition||56%|
|Humulene Oil Composition||21%|
|Style Guide||Lambic, Porter, California Common, European Ales, Stout|
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