Northern Brewer (US)

Genetically distinct from the original English variety, US Northern Brewer was created as a cross between Northern Brewer and a Native American variety. The result is much better suited to US growing conditions.


For a long time Northern Brewer was relegated solely to Europe, but is now enjoying a resurgence in US craft beers, particularly Steam and California Common-style brews. It’s considered useful in a wide variety of other beer and ale types though.

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Also Known As
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 8%-10%
Beta Acid Composition 3%-5%
Co-Humulone Composition 20%-30%
Country US
Cone Size Medium
Cone Density Moderate to compact
Seasonal Maturity Early to mid
Yield Amount 1600-1800 kg/hectare (1420-1610 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Moderate
Resistant to Resistant to downy mildew
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 70%-85% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Total Oil Composition 1.5-2 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 50%-60%
Humulene Oil Composition 20%-30%
Caryophyllene Oil 5%-10%
Farnesene Oil 0%-1%
Substitutes Northern Brewer, Chinook
Style Guide India Pale Ale

Where to Buy Northern Brewer (US) Hops

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