Galena

Super alpha Galena has edged out California Cluster as the most widely used bittering hop variety in the US and is also an excellent dual-use hop. It is thought to have ousted Cluster because brewers tend to like Galena’s fruitier aroma over Cluster’s reputed “cattiness”. Super Galena was created to address these concerns. Galena’s flavor profile really kicks with clean …

British Columbia Golding

British Columbia Golding is produced, as one might expect, in Canada. Before the hops industry was fully established in the Pacific Northwest, BC Golding was the only North American-grown Golding. Its alphas are low so it’s bittering capacity is mild at best while it puts forward an earthy aroma profile and flavors of smooth, rounded spice. BC Golding makes a …

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, …