Aurora

Diploid hybrid Aurora is the one Super Styrian still enjoying global commercial availability. In fact, it is quite a celebrated hop and one of two distinct varieties prominently produced in Slovenia. Developed as a seedling of Northern Brewer, Aurora’s aroma derives from its lovely balance of essential oils. With nearly twice the alpha acid content as Styrian Golding, another primary …

Blue Northern Brewer

The Blue Northern Brewer was discovered as a mutant with deep reddish-blue leaves growing in a Belgian hop yard in the early 1970’s. It was released as an ornamental variety in 1992. Its use for brewing is plausible but tentative. Also Known As Characteristics Purpose Bittering & Aroma Alpha Acid Composition 6%-8% Beta Acid Composition 3%-4% Co-Humulone Composition 24% Country …

Buket

Buket is a 2nd generation Fuggle and offspring of Northern Brewer. It was first bred in the Zalec region of Slovenia in the mid 1970’s alongside Bobek and Blisk. Inspiration for all three of these hops was down to attempts by researchers to create both high alpha and good aroma in one cultivar. It has not been used to any …

Bobek

Diploid hybrid Bobek features a pleasant floral aroma. Bred in its native Zalec region of Slovenia alongside Blisk and Buket, Bobek was an attempt to create both high alpha and good aroma in one cultivar. Bobek is not being commercially produced at this time. Its parents are Northern Brewer and a Slovenian male. Want this hop? Browse our recommended stockists …

Bramling Cross

Bramling Cross is a rather rare breed and is mostly available in the UK. First harvested in 1927 at Wye College its lineage is a cross between Golding and a wild Manitoban (Canadian) hop. It is considered well suited to cask conditioned recipes as well as Christmas and fruit beers. Perhaps Brew Dog Brewery says it best when they speak …

Calicross

New Zealand’s Calicross emerged in the 1960’s and by-and-large disappeared by the 1980’s. Born out of a dire need for disease resistant varieties, Calicross was created as a cross between Fuggle and Late Cluster – the later being the crop decimated in the late 1940’s by Black Root Rot. Developed by New Zealand’s then Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, …

Cascade (New Zealand)

New Zealand Cascade features largely the same pleasant and distinctive ‘Cascade’ characteristics enjoyed by its US twin but are higher in alpha acids. Some dispute this comparison however, noting that while its characteristics are similar, New Zealand grown Cascade is more subdued in both flavor and aroma. Original Cascade was developed from English variety Fuggle and the Russian variety, Serebrianka. …

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 …