Banner did not fare well on the commercial market. Bred from a Brewer’s Gold seedling in the early 1970’s through open pollination, its first test plot was abandoned due to severe mildew problems.


It was finally released along with its half-sister Aquila in 1996 having caught the interest of goliath American brewing company Anheuser Busch. Eventually though, after several years of evaluation, it was eliminated from further testing.

Banner is known to have moderately high alpha acids, a pleasant aroma and a good yield but exhibits poor storability, which along with its mildew susceptibility makes it largely unviable.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Moderate bittering potential, pleasant aroma
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 8.4%-13%
Beta Acid Composition 5.3%-8%
Co-Humulone Composition 34%
Country  US
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity  Early
Yield Amount 2017 kg/hectare (1800 lbs/acre))
Growth Rate  Moderate to high
Resistant to
Susceptible to  Susceptible to downy mildew
Storability Retains 43% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
East of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 2.17 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 66.4%
Humulene Oil Composition 11.8%
Caryophyllene Oil 7.7%
Farnesene Oil Trace
Substitutes Aquila, Cluster, Galena
Style Guide Bitter

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