Southern Star

Released in 2001, Southern Star was developed in South Africa around 10 years after Outeniqua and Southern Promise. Like it’s two predecessors it is also considered a day neutral variety, meaning it can be grown in locations with reduced daylight. It is used primarily for bittering but also features a spicy, tangy flavor and some aroma. Also Known As Characteristics …

Sovereign

The granddaughter of Pioneer, Sovereign is an English variety bred at Wye College in the mid-1990s. Released in 2006, Sovereign is gaining respect for its complex and delicate aroma profile. Floral, grassy and minty on the nose, its bittering qualities are classic and well rounded. It has also been reported to impart subtle green tea and vanilla aspects to a …

Super Pride

Super Pride is the offspring of Pride of Ringwood and a descendant of Yeoman. First bred at the Rostrevor Breeding Garden in Victoria in 1987 by Hop Products Australia, it was released in 1995 and since 2002 has become a mainstay bittering variety used in commercial beer production in Australia. Though primarily used as a bittering hop, Super Pride does …

Symphony

Despite Symphony’s very high alpha content and excellent storage stability its extreme susceptibility to powdery mildew has largely deemed the variety untenable for commercial production. So susceptible in fact, growers in the Pacific Northwestern United States agreed to stop growing it altogether in order to stem outbreaks of powdery mildew first discovered in the region in 1997. Little is known …

Tillicum®

Daughter of Galena and sibling to Chelan®, Tillicum® is a proprietary hop trademarked and grown only by J.I. Haas of Toppenish, Washington in the Yakima valley. Developed in the late 1980’s and released in 1995 it is an excellent yielding hop that keeps well and has high average alpha and beta acid content. It’s said to share the stone fruit …

Toyomidori

Produced in Japan for Kirin Brewery Co in 1981 and released in 1990, Toyomidori has since been largely discontinued due to problems with downy mildew. It was developed alongside Kitamidori and Eastern Gold as a high alpha variety but was the least successful of the three in this respect. Toyomidori is a cross between Northern Brewer and a Wye male …

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 …

Pacific Gem

Pacific Gem is a New Zealand hops variety of interesting character. Bred at the New Zealand Horticultural Research Centre as a triploid cross between Smooth Cone, California Late Cluster and Fuggle, it is used around the world in various styles but most notably in European lagers. It was released in 1987. Despite its high alpha acids its high cohumulone content …