Target

English dual-use variety Target was released in 1992 and features a lineage including Northern Brewer and Eastwell Golding. Though being somewhat closely related, Target’s cousin, Challenger is considerably different. Target’s popularity has gone up and down over the years but it now seems to be popular with craft brewers, being used in Green Man Ale’s IPA in Asheville, North Carolina …

Tettnanger

Selected from an old German land race, Tettnanger is grown the world over. Swiss, US and Australian varieties can be found on the market today though some foreign versions labeled “Tettnanger” are actually a hybridized mix with Fuggle and not considered a true Tettnanger hop. Tettnanger is grown around its native village of Tettnang in southwest Germany and in small …

Tettnanger (US)

This variety has created so much industry confusion. In fact, you can still find sites online that describe American Tettnanger as a true Tettnanger. In reality, it is a clone of rhizomes imported as Swiss Tettnanger. Recent tests have shown it to be genetically distinct from the original land race, Tettnang Tettnanger. Instead, the US varietal is more likely a …

Tettnanger A

Tettnanger A was created in the 1970’s at the University of Hohenheim in Germany via clonal selection from the original Tettnang 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, …

Phoenix

Despite its low yield, Phoenix has a lovely aroma and flavor and seems destined to become a favorite among craft brewers. It was first grown at Wye College in England in an effort to find a more disease resistant replacement for Challenger hops. Phoenix was selected as a seedling of Yeoman. Though considered dual-purpose for brewing, Phoenix hops are usually …

Marynka

Marynka hops are another widely produced Polish hop from the region as Lublin. It is moderate in most things: yield, growth, stability, but her flavor profile is way above average. Despite being used primarily for bittering, Marynka features a forward, earthy and herbal flavors and aromas. It is the offspring of Brewer’s Gold and was official registered in 1988. Want …

Fuggle

The Fuggle hop originates in England and was first discovered in 1861 in a hop yard owned by George Stace in Kent. Some 14 years later it was officially named and introduced by Richard Fuggle of Benchley in 1875. Similar to a Styrian Golding, is noted for its distinct European aroma and has enjoyed a long, versatile run. At its …

Hallertauer (New Zealand)

Hallertau (New Zealand) is a triploid hop bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher and a New Zealand male cultivar. First introduced in 1988 by HortResearch (now the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research), it is purported to impart a distinct lime ‘zing’ beneath a delicately floral top. Despite being bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher, its New Zealand parent has modified the …

Crystal

Despite a relatively low yield, Crystal’s has made it a fairly popular hop. It’s woodsy, green, floral and fruity with herb and spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper. Extremely versatile, it’s even used for its notable aromatic qualities in IPAs and Bitters despite its low alpha acid content. First bred in 1983, it has an interesting lineage with …