Smaragd

Smaragd is another interesting hop to come out of the Hop Research Institute in Germany. Bred with the purpose of creating a more disease resistant alternative to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, it was released for large-scale production in 2007. Meaning ‘emerald’ in German, Smaragd is a low acid, low cohumulone aroma hop with an interesting oil balance. Myrcene and farnesene make up …

Whitbread Golding

Whitbread Golding enjoys a robust flavor and hoppiness particularly in comparison to other Golding varieties. With its pleasant, fruity, European-style aromatics, it has traditionally been very popular in England and is currently grown extensively for commercial, craft and home brewing use. When used as an early addition, Whitbread Golding features a sharp and pronounced bitterness. Mid-boil it’s flavor profile tends …

Legacy™

Legacy™ has been grown in Washington State for over 50 years. Despite this, Hops Direct, LLC registered the variety in 2013 and named it Legacy. The variety displays some lovely wild notes such as blackberry, black currant, orange and grapefruit as well as floral and spicy notes. Legacy is about as far from a noble-style hop aroma as you can …

Helga

Helga is an Australian cultivar, formerly known as Southern Hallertau. Helga was bred by Hop Products Australia from Hallertau Mittelfrüher in an effort to dissect and retain its Hallertau’s characteristic noble aroma. Helga is easy to work with—no matter at what point she is added into the brew, even when dry hopping, the results are said to be ever pleasant. …