Sister selection to Brewer’s Gold, Bullion was first bred in 1919 at Wye College, England and originates from a wild hop cutting sourced from Manitoba, Canada. It was officially released in 1938.


Bullion features many of the same brewing traits as its sibling with flavors of dark fruit and elements of spice arising from its use as a mid to late addition. Its bitterness is considered by some to be slightly coarse.

Though once popular in professional brewing circles, it, like it’s sister, has had it’s production capacity slashed in favor of super-alpha varieties with greater bittering potential and greatly increased storage stability. It features high alpha acids and an incredibly high yield but is susceptible to many, if not most, viruses.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Elements of spice and dark fruits
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 6.7%-12.9%
Beta Acid Composition 3.7%-9.1%
Co-Humulone Composition 39%
Country UK
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Compact
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 2000-2400 kg/hectare (1780-2140 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Very high
Resistant to Resistant to verticillium wilt, moderately resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to Infected with most viruses
Storability Retains 40%-50% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.14-2.70 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 45%-55%
Humulene Oil Composition 23%-30%
Caryophyllene Oil 9%-11%
Farnesene Oil None
Substitutes Columbus, Northern Brewer, Galena, Chinook, Brewer’s Gold
Style Guide Stout, Doppelbock, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

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