Northern Brewer (GR)

Northern Brewer was originally developed in England in 1934 but is now largely grown in Germany. German-grown Northern Brewer is considered identical to the original UK-bred variety though subtle differences attributable to the different growing region may be evident.


Northern Brewer is also grown in notable quantity in the US though this variety is now genetically distinct from the original. In brewing, it is useful as both a bittering and aroma hop but is used predominantly as an early addition by commercial brewers in Germany.

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Also Known As Hallertau Northern Brewer, Hallertauer Northern Brewer
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid Composition 7%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 3.5%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 27%-33%
Country Germany
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity
Yield Amount 1600 kg/hectare (1420 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate
Resistant to
Susceptible to
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.6-2.1 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 25%-45%
Humulene Oil Composition 35%-50%
Caryophyllene Oil 10%-20%
Farnesene Oil < 1%
Substitutes Perle, Northern Brewer (US)
Style Guide Steam Beer, German Ale, German Lager

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