Southern Brewer

Parent of Southern Promise, Southern Brewer was developed in the early 1970’s after the primary South African hops variety at the time, Golden Cluster, was devastated by black root rot. It is the result of an open pollinated cross of Fuggle.


Southern Brewer is used primarily for bittering and is not considered to be particularly distinguished in either aroma or flavor.

Southern Brewer did not do well with relatively limited hours of sunlight and required supplemental grow lighting. This made the variety considerably more expensive to produce. The development and introduction of Southern Promise and Outeniqua solved much of that issue.

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Also Known As
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 5.6%-12%
Beta Acid Composition 2.8%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 33%-42%
Cone Size Medium to large
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1320-2210 kg/hectare (1180-1980 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate to high
Resistant to Resistant to powdery mildew and verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 60%-70% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 0.4-1.5 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 50%-62%
Humulene Oil Composition 10%-26%
Caryophyllene Oil 4%-10%
Farnesene Oil 3%-11.2%
Substitutes Southern Promise
Style Guide

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