Hersbrucker E

Hersbrucker E (for England) was planted and grown at Wye College, England in the 1970’s. It is largely identical to the original Hersbrucker variety grown in the Hersbruck Mountains. The storage stability, especially of its soft resins, is low. Also Known As Characteristics Purpose Aroma Alpha Acid Composition 4%-6% Beta Acid Composition 5%-7% Co-Humulone Composition 22%-24% Country UK Cone Size …

Hüller Bitterer

Developed in the late 1960’s and released in 1978, Hüller Bitterer has the distinction of being the first wilt resistant variety to come from the German Hüll hop breeding program. Descended from Northern Brewer, it is an excellent dual-use hop and is still known for its clean bittering character. In commercial use, it has now largely been replaced with other …

Hallertauer (New Zealand)

Hallertau (New Zealand) is a triploid hop bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher and a New Zealand male cultivar. First introduced in 1988 by HortResearch (now the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research), it is purported to impart a distinct lime ‘zing’ beneath a delicately floral top. Despite being bred from Hallertau Mittelfrüher, its New Zealand parent has modified the …

Saaz

Officially registered in 1952, the original Saaz, or Czech Saaz as it is sometimes known, has established itself as a staple variety for brewers and dates back more than 700 years. Originating in Zatec, Bohemia (now part of the Czech Republic) it is an esteemed red-bine variety that is now grown around the world. New Zealand in particular has embraced …

Sladek

Sladek, meaning ‘brewer’, is a high yielding aroma variety and cross between Saaz and Northern Brewer. Originally registered as VUCH 71 In 1987, it was renamed to Sladek in 1994. Sladek features a classic hoppy aroma atop a fruity flavor profile with essences of peach, passionfruit and grapefruit. Also Known As  Czech Sladek, VUCH 71 Characteristics  Classic hoppy aroma, flavors …

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 …

Backa

Dating back to 1956, Backa is an old, rare variety of aroma hop with an unknown land race pedigree. It has the potential for high yield in its native Backa region of Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) but doesn’t seem to do all that well elsewhere. It’s highly aromatic and is said to have similar qualities to many European “Noble Hops”. The …

Bianca

Bianca (a.k.a. Bianco and Bianca Gold), with its lemon yellow color and red-brown to pink contrasting stem, is bred strictly as an ornamental hop. It must be grown in semi-shaded areas as its light leaves are subject to leaf burn in the sun. While not bred for commercial use, it is said that the cones can be used for flavoring …

Blato

Blato was one of the first hops authorized in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) for commercial production. It is not usually singled out, but is one of the collective known as Saaz Hops, or Bohemian Early Red. It doesn’t yield very well in the U.S., but it is suspected to be much more prolific in its native homeland. Zatec Hop …