Cashmere

Developed by Washington State University and released in 2013, Cashmere is the result of a marriage of Cascade and Northern Brewer. Fortuitously, it features alpha acids higher than that of Cascade. A good dual-purpose hop, Cashmere showcases flavors lemon, lime and melon, exhibits a smooth bitterness and is mildly aromatic with a subtle herbal bouquet. Want this hop? Browse our …

Cerera

Cerera, sister to Celeia, has a pleasing continental aroma similar to Saaz. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, it hails from Savinja Golding and a Yugoslav male and is classified as a seedless Super Styrian triploid variety. Poor storage stability has made Cerera a poor candidate for widespread commercial production. It is not considered useful for single hop bittering, as …

Challenger

Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor …

Cicero

Sister to Cekin, Cicero is a dual use hop with a Styrian-type aroma bred from Aurora, a Yugoslav tetraploid male and a USDA tetraploid male. Developed in Slovenia in the 1980’s, Cicero possesses very high vigor and yield potential in home region but has not tested well in the US. Also Known As  HBC 394 Characteristics Purpose Bittering & Aroma …

Rakau

Rakau, or AlphaAroma as it was previously known, was developed in New Zealand. Languishing in its disease free habitat, Rakau features a high concentration of myrcene is said to pair it beautifully to dry-hopped American Pale Ales. It was initially bred in the late 1970’s from Smooth Cone through open pollination but it was not released to the market until …

Citra ®

American aroma hop Citra was created by John I. Haas, Inc. and Select Botanicals Group joint venture, the Hop Breeding Company. It was released to the brewing world in 2008. Now one of the most coveted high-impact aroma hops in the US, particularly among craft brewers, it boasts a complex lineage that includes the likes of Hallertau Mittelfrüh (father), Tettnanger …

Apolon

Apolon hops are hard to come by with cultivation dwindling since its Super Styrian status was brought into question. Originally introduced as a Super Styrian in the 1970’s, it has since been reclassified as a Slovenian hybrid and is a cross between Brewer’s Gold and a Yugoslavian wild male. Apolon can be used as both an aroma and a bittering …