Sticklebract

Sticklebract is a dual-use New Zealand variety and another variety bred to stem the issues from Black Root Rot that were present in the country during the mid 20th century. It was selected as a seedling in the 1970’s from open pollinated First Choice. Stickleback’s dominant aroma comes from high selinene and high myrcene resulting in a somewhat English, piney-citrusy …

Styrian Golding

Styrian Golding or Savinjski Golding as it is commonly known, goes by a multitude of sometimes confusing aliases. Confusing still is the fact it actually doesn’t come from a Golding at all, but is rather the result of the clonal selection of Fuggle and as such exhibits many Fuggle-like characteristics. It was considered a major crop in the 1930’s in …

Phoenix

Despite its low yield, Phoenix has a lovely aroma and flavor and seems destined to become a favorite among craft brewers. It was first grown at Wye College in England in an effort to find a more disease resistant replacement for Challenger hops. Phoenix was selected as a seedling of Yeoman. Though considered dual-purpose for brewing, Phoenix hops are usually …

Northern Brewer (GR)

Northern Brewer was originally developed in England in 1934 but is now largely grown in Germany. German-grown Northern Brewer is considered identical to the original UK-bred variety though subtle differences attributable to the different growing region may be evident. Northern Brewer is also grown in notable quantity in the US though this variety is now genetically distinct from the original. …

Admiral

Admiral is an excellent mid-season hops variety derived from grandparent Challenger and likely parent, Northdown. Its exact lineage is unclear. Hailing from Wye College, England it was released to the brewing world in 1998 as a potential high-alpha replacement or complimentary addition to Target hops. It features higher acid content than either of its elders, possesses aggressive but smooth bittering …

Blisk

Dating back to the late 1970’s, Blisk was bred in its native Zalec region of Slovenia, along with Bobek and Buket in an attempt to instill both high alpha content and pleasant aroma in one cultivar. It is a cross between Atlas and a Yugoslavian male. Despite its decent yield, Blisk is not being commercially produced. Also Known As Characteristics …

Calypso

Calypso is a Yakima Valley bred, dual-purpose diploid hop with Hopsteiner lineage on both sides. Despite its aroma-focused origins, it boasts a high alpha acid percentage. In addition to this, Calypso features crisp, fruity aromas and flavors that exhibit elements of apple, pear and stone fruit brightened with hints of lime citrus. It is marvelously complex with an almost understated …