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 …

Pride of Ringwood

When Australian hop Pride of Ringwood was released in 1958 it had the distinction of being the hop with the highest alpha acid content in the world. Though that title has been long surpassed it is still an incredibly popular bittering hop. Best utilized fresh, Pride of Ringwood is primarily a bittering hop but also exhibits spicy, fruity aromas when …

Legacy™

Legacy™ has been grown in Washington State for over 50 years. Despite this, Hops Direct, LLC registered the variety in 2013 and named it Legacy. The variety displays some lovely wild notes such as blackberry, black currant, orange and grapefruit as well as floral and spicy notes. Legacy is about as far from a noble-style hop aroma as you can …

Newport

Newport is the offspring of Magnum and a USDA male variety. Oregon State University and the USDA successfully bred it in 2002 in an effort to address concerns over mildew resistance. It was said to have helped save Northwest US hops production around this time when mildew issues threatened multiple hops varieties. Newport features flavors ranging from wine-like to balsamic …

Nugget

Nugget’s super alpha acid content, low beta and low cohumulone percentages give it an excellent bittering kick popular in IPAs, Imperials and other super hoppy brews. It’s high myrcene content also results in a green, herbal aroma. Daughter of Brewer’s Gold and mother of Millennium, Nugget’s popularity has grown quickly. Released in 1983, by 1987 it was producing 14% of …

Olympic

Olympic has a complex lineage. Though its predominantly genetically derived from Brewer’s Gold (3/4), it also owes its existence to Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Bavarian and fifth, unknown variety. As a result, Olympic is a spicy and citrus laden hop. It’s grown primarily in Washington State and was released in the mid 1980s. It enjoyed solid growth upon its release …

El Dorado ®

El Dorado is a relatively new kid on the block. Created by Moxee Valley-based CLS Farms, LLC in 2008, it was released to the public in 2010. A product of the Yakima Valley’s cooler climate, it features a uniquely fruity flavor profile in addition to desirable bittering and aromatic properties. High vigor, high alpha acids, lots of oils and resins, …

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 …