Warrior®

Developed by Select Botanicals Group, proprietary American hop Warrior® is fast becoming a favorite, especially with US craft breweries. Among its desirable traits are its clean, smooth bittering and a somewhat inconspicuous citrusy and spicy aroma. Its pedigree is a unknown to the public. Dogfish Head Brewery employs Warrior® in many of its brews, most notably in its 60 Minute …

Yakima Cluster

First grown in the late 1950’s, Yakima Cluster is the daughter of Late Cluster and the granddaughter of Pacific Coast Cluster. It doesn’t appear to be suited to either Idaho or Oregon growing regions in the US but seems to thrive in the drier Yakima Valley. It is most often sold simply as a Cluster hop, with whom it shares …

Zenith

Zenith is a hop of unknown pedigree but was grown as a high alpha hop with good resistance to disease. It has high alpha and high myrcene, low cohumulone and a myrcene/humulene ratio of about 2:1. Its rhizomes are usually available from November to February, which is also the best time to plant them. Also Known As Characteristics Purpose Bittering …

Zeus

Aptly named after the god of lightning and thunder, proprietary American hybrid variety Zeus is a high yielding hop with a pleasant aroma noted for its pungent hoppy “kick” and spicy, herbal flavor and aroma. Though it is sometimes considered identical to Columbus and Tomahawk®, or CTZ as they are sometimes sold, it has been identified as being genetically distinct …

Zythos®

Created by Hopunion LLC, Zythos® is a proprietary hop blend created specifically with IPA’s in mind. It features notes and aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pine and even pineapple. Its high alpha acid content means it can be useful for bittering but is largely intended to shine as an aroma hop. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists below. Also Known …

Brewer’s Gold (US)

Sister to Bullion, US-grown Brewer’s Gold is a cultivar of the original English variety, Brewer’s Gold. Despite having been developed in England, its origin is undoubtedly North American having been initially derived from a wild hop sourced from Canada’s Pembina Valley in Manitoba. The American version is naturally similar to the original but contains higher alpha acids on average. The …

Feux-Coeur

Cheekily named Feux-Coeur (aka Feux-Coeur Francais) is an Australian bittering hop with genetic roots in Burgundian France. First harvested in 2010, the breed is considered rare and bred specifically to be grown in the cooler, southern state of Victoria. Unfortunately little has been written about its best utilization or flavor profile at this stage. Also Known As Feux-Coeur Francais Characteristics …

Sorachi Ace

If you’ve ever enjoyed Sapporo, then you know what Sorachi Ace can do. Originally produced by the Sapporo Brewery in Hokkaido, Japan in the mid-1980s, it was resurrected in the US in 2006. It is a cross between Saaz, Brewer’s Gold and BeiKei No. 2. Sorachi Ace is considered excellent in several beer styles, particularly those desiring a distinct lemon …

Outeniqua

Mild, pleasant and slightly spicy, Outeniqua is an excellent, high alpha bittering hop from the land of milk and honey—a moniker of the South African region where it is grown. Primarily used only locally, Outeniqua features a well-balanced oil profile and a strong, punchy, hoppy aroma. Outeniqua is also the mother of high-alpha variety, Southern Star. Also Known As Characteristics …