Hop Varieties

cascade

The granddaddy of American craft brewing hops, Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka. Today it is the most widely-grown American aroma hop. 

The classic finishing hop for countless craft ales, Cascade’s unmistakable character is right at home in pale ales, blondes, wheats, IPAs, stouts, porters … pretty much any American craft style. Can serve as a soloist in single-hop formulations. 

Famously citrus-like (particularly ruby red grapefruit) with prominent floral tones. Medium intensity. 

mt. hood

This American-bred descendent of Hallertau Mittelfrüh is excellent for lagers, wheats, and European ales

With its noble heritage, Mt. Hood is an excellent choice for pale lagers, wheat beers, and German or Belgian ales where a refined aroma with low to moderate bitterness is desirable. It makes a good substitute for German-grown Hallertau varieties.

Moderately intense and sweet with suggestions of herbal notes, flowers and green fruit. Can range into pungence with a more pronounced herbal note in some crops. 

galena

Moderately intense and sweet with suggestions of herbal notes, flowers and green fruit. Can range into pungence with a more pronounced herbal note in some crops. 

A high-alpha American variety with great bittering power, pleasant aroma, and lots of character.

Given its high alpha and crop yield, Galena is most often found as a classic bittering hop, in much the same vein as Nugget and its descendants. Sometimes employed as a finishing hop. 

Mild to moderate, with a surprisingly pleasant tropical citrus quality. Can have a slightly “rustic” edge which belies its Brewers Gold ancestry.

magnum

Excellent bittering power and highly versatile.

Known for contributing very smooth, clean bitterness along the lines of Nugget and Horizon. High alpha content gives excellent bittering power for any hoppy style; great for German Pilsner. 

Despite its predominant use as an early boil addition,Hallertauer Magnum has a fine, if understated, character, showing restrained and mild fresh flower and fruit aromatics when used late in the boil. 

Locally

Grown