Golden Star

Golden Star is an aroma hop that is commercially grown only in Japan. It is, in essence, a mutant form of Shinshuwase that was selected by Dr. Y. Mori from the Sapporo Brewery some time in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. Like many other Japanese varieties, it is the offspring of Saaz and Whitebine conceived through open pollination. It …

Golding (BC)

British Columbia Golding is produced, as one might expect, in Canada. Before the hops industry was fully established in the Pacific Northwest, BC Golding was the only North American-grown Golding. Its alphas are low so it’s bittering capacity is mild at best while it puts forward an earthy aroma profile and flavors of smooth, rounded spice. BC Golding makes a …

Ahil

Ahil hops are somewhat hard to come by with its cultivation in Slovenia having been severely reduced. There has also been some confusion over its true classification. It was introduced as a Superstyrian hop in 1972 care of hop breeder, Dr Tone Wagner at the Hop Research Institute in Zalec. In actuality though, it is not a Superstyrian, it’s a …

Canterbury Whitebine

Well over 200 years old, Canterbury Whitebine is the cultivar from which the first Goldings were cloned in 1790. Around this time, Whitebine was grown prolifically in Farnham, Canterbury and in Hampshire. Limited information can be found on it except that in its wild state, it gave rise to several different varieties, each suited to be grown in various regions …

Ahtanum™

Yakima Valley bred Ahtanum™ is sweet and peppery with a piney-citrus aspect. Warmly aromatic and moderately bittering, Ahtanum™ is a hop of distinction. It is often likened to Cascade though without going that far, it makes more sense to say that Cascade may be an acceptable substitute. In comparison, Ahtanum™ is less bitter, its alpha acids are lower and its …

Amarillo™ VGXP01

Amarillo™ VGXP01 hops are used worldwide where its ultra-high myrcene content creates a delicious orange citrus flavor. A varietal of Virgil Gamache Farms, Inc. Amarillo™ VGXP01 is highly acidic, making it a perfect choice for for ESB’s and Pale Ales. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known As Characteristics Orange citrus flavor Purpose Aroma Alpha Acid Composition …

Early Bird

Early Bird, or Amos’s Early Bird as it was formerly known, is a Goldings variety and considered one of England’s premier aroma hops. While not terribly disease and wilt tolerant, it is bred for its immensely pleasing aroma and gentle hoppiness. Discovered in 1887 by Alfred Amos, the owner of Spring Grove farm in Wye, Early Bird was hand-selected from …