Sonnet

Sonnet is a new, Oregon-grown hop said to have Saaz and Styrian Golding characteristics. It has a low alpha acid content and makes a nice aroma hop, exhibiting deeply floral, grassy and earthy notes alongside a balanced, rounded bitterness. Flavor-wise it is said to demonstrate some fruitiness with hints of oak and honey. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists …

Serebrianka

Serebrianka, or Silver as it is sometimes called, is a Russian aroma hop and parent to Cascade. Its commercial viability was tested for a staggering 20 years in the US before it was discarded in 1991 for a number of faults, most notably, its incredibly low yield. It is however still sometimes available for home brewing use. Given its origin …

Tettnanger A

Tettnanger A was created in the 1970’s at the University of Hohenheim in Germany via clonal selection from the original Tettnanger hop. Sibling to Tettnanger B, Tettnanger A was originally thought to contain higher alpha percentages though testing in the US has brought this into question. It is said to have a pleasant, continental-style aroma and like it’s parent, is …

Shinshuwase

Grown exclusively in Japan, Shinshuwase is a high yielding aroma hop. It dates back to the early 1900’s, possibly earlier. While it still exists, it has largely been replaced by Kirin II, Toyomidori, Kitamidori and Eastern Gold as a commercial crop. A cross between Saaz and open pollinated White Vine, Shinshuwase was originally used as a bittering hop, but after …

Tettnanger B

Sister to Tettnanger A, Tettnanger B was also thought to be superior to its parent through heightened levels of alpha. Through US testing however, this is now in question. Bred in the 1970’s through clonal selection from the original German Tettnanger hop, it features pleasant, continental-style aroma characteristics. It is also very likely descended from Czech variety, Saaz, a variety …

Tolhurst

Tolhurst hops were cultivated in the 1880’s by James Tolhurst in Horsmonden, England and are thought to have originated from an old land race. They feature a pleasant, but subdued continental-style aroma and are no longer grown commercially due to their low yield and dreadful storage stability. In the 1920’s though, the variety was considered by some in the English …

Spalter Select

Released in 1993, Spalter Select was bred in Hüll, Germany in an effort to increase yield potential and disease resistant and serve as a commercial replacement for Spalt. These efforts were quite successful. The result of a cross of Spalt and Hallertau Mittelfrüher, Spalter Select retains some of the finer characteristics of both these varieties and is considered a slightly …

Topaz

Australian-born multi-purpose variety Topaz features elements of clove-like spice and a light, lychee-esque fruitiness. Samuel Adams uses it in their Tasman Red IPA. When used alongside a citrus-heavy hop (Samuel Adams used Galaxy®), it gives a surprising depth of flavor. Created in 1985 by Hop Products Australia in the Rostrevor Breeding Garden in Victoria, Topaz was always intended to be …