Wai-iti

A truly modern triploid hop, Wai-iti brings forth a fresh splash of lime and stone fruit. It was released to brewers in 2011 alongside Kohatu by New Zealand Plant & Food Research and features higher beta acids than alpha acids, low cohumulone and robust oil content. Its heritage consists of notable varieties Hallertauer Mittelfrüh as a 1/3 parent and Liberty …

Azacca ®

Named after the Haitian god of agriculture, Azacca is one of a new brood of dwarf bittering hops. Descended directly from Toyomidori, its greater parentage also includes Summit™ and Northern Brewer. Bred by the American Dwarf Hop Association, a joint hop breeding venture between Roy Farms, Wyckoff Farms and Green Acres Farms, Azacca is considered by many brewers as being …

Vic Secret

Vic Secret had her first commercial harvest in 2013. Developed in 2000 in Victoria, Australia alongside sister variety Topaz, Vic Secret features elements of tropical fruit, herbs and pine with clean notes of pineapple and passionfruit. Tested abundantly by brewers, Vic Secret’s is best utilized via whirlpool and dry hopping. It is also worth noting that late kettle additions impart …

Warrior®

Developed by Select Botanicals Group, proprietary American hop Warrior® is fast becoming a favorite, especially with US craft breweries. Among its desirable traits are its clean, smooth bittering and a somewhat inconspicuous citrusy and spicy aroma. Its pedigree is a unknown to the public. Dogfish Head Brewery employs Warrior® in many of its brews, most notably in its 60 Minute …

Brewer’s Gold (US)

Sister to Bullion, US-grown Brewer’s Gold is a cultivar of the original English variety, Brewer’s Gold. Despite having been developed in England, its origin is undoubtedly North American having been initially derived from a wild hop sourced from Canada’s Pembina Valley in Manitoba. The American version is naturally similar to the original but contains higher alpha acids on average. The …

Southern Cross

Southern Cross was created by New Zealand’s HortResearch breeding program as a cross between Smooth Cone and the result of a Californian and English Fuggle. It was released in 1994. In brewing, citrus and Spice and everything nice is how one might describe New Zealand’s Southern Cross variety. A soft bitterness makes it a good early addition to the boil. …

Sterling

Sterling was successfully bred to overcome Saaz’s susceptibility to mildew. Developed over 8 years in Corvallis, Oregon it was released in 1998. Sterling’s oil content is rather unusual with both very high farnesene and very low carophyllene. This creates a delicately spiced, citrusy aroma with both a floral and herbal punch. Sterling’s heritage is complex too and is the result …