Northern Brewer (UK)

Northern Brewer is a well-known dual-use hop developed at Wye College in 1934. Currently, it is being grown in several countries around the world. The original was a cross between East Kent Golding and a Brewer’s Gold male. Today, it is grown mostly in Germany and the US.


Northern Brewer is used majorly in European beers and ales, from Lambics to Porters and everything in between. It is also popular in California Common-style beers with its woody, piney and minty essence.

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Also Known As
Characteristics Minty and resinous
Purpose Bittering & Aroma
Alpha Acid Composition 9.5%
Beta Acid Composition 4%
Co-Humulone Composition 26%
Cone Size
Cone Density
Seasonal Maturity Early
Yield Amount 900-1340 kg/hectare (800-1200 lbs/acre)
Growth Rate Low to moderate
Resistant to Moderately resistant to downy mildew and resistant to verticillium wilt
Susceptible to
Storability Retains 77% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20ºC (68ºF)
Ease of Harvest
Total Oil Composition 1.61 mL/100g
Myrcene Oil Composition 56%
Humulene Oil Composition 21%
Caryophyllene Oil 7.6%
Farnesene Oil 0.1%
Style Guide  Lambic, Porter, California Common, European Ales, Stout

Where to Buy Northern Brewer (UK) Hops

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