Lubelska-Pulawy

First entering commercial production in 1964, Lubelska-Pulawy is a Polish-grown variety descended from the original Czech hop Lubelski, or Lublin as it is sometimes known. It was grown by the Hop Institute in Pulawy, Poland in an effort to better mold the variety to local conditions and increase alpha potential. It is said to have pleasant European characteristics, unsurprising given …

Eroica

Despite Eroica hops enjoying a high alpha acid percentage, they are, on paper at least, overshadowed by their sister Galena. It appears this comparison is also moving them toward denouement of commercial production along with their cones being considered difficult to harvest and it’s susceptibility to Ringspot and Mosaic virus. Developed by both the Idaho and Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations …

Brewer’s Gold

Brewer’s Gold hops were selected by Ernest Stanley Salmon at Wye College in England in 1919 and were the result of the open pollination of a wild hop sourced from Morden, Manitoba. Despite its initial popularity, the advent of super-alpha hop varieties in the 1980’s rendered Brewer’s Gold largely redundant from a commercial perspective. For brewer’s wishing to experiment though, …