Our Hop Varieties

There are over 100 different hop varieties grown around the world. We are currently growing 6 different types. These hops vary greatly in flavor and style. Contact us to learn more.

 
 
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Nugget

13.5 - 16% Alpha Acid
4.4 - 5.5% Beta Acid

Developed through the USDA program at Oregon State University, Nugget is a high alpha variety that is tolerant to a range of soil conditions, generally producing a high yield. Specific aroma descriptors include mild, pleasant herbal.

Beers using Nugget hops: Nugget Nector (Troegs Brewing Company), Hopfish India Pale Ale (Flying Fish Brewing Company), Big Nugget (Alaskan Brewing Company)

 

 
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cascade

5.5 - 9% Alpha Acid
6 - 7.5% Beta Acid

Originating from the USDA-ARA breeding program, Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar bred in 1956 and released in 1972. It was developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling. Cascade is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.

Beers using Cascade hops: Pale Ale (Sierra Nevada), Mirror Pond Ale (Deschutes Brewery), Apricot Wheat (Ithaca Beer Company)

 
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chinook

11.5 - 15% Alpha Acid
3 - 4% Beta Acid

Developed by the USDA breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha bittering variety, Chinook is a cross between Petham Golding and a USDA male. In recent years, it has found favor as a dual purpose hop in the craft brewing community as a result of its spice and pine aroma characteristics.

Beers using Chinook hops: Thirteenth Anniversary Ale (Stone Brewing Company), Punk IPA (Brew Dog Brewing Company), Thunderstorm (Hopback Brewery)

 
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Cluster

6 - 9% Alpha Acid
4 - 6$ Beta Acid

Cluster is one of the oldest hop varieties grown in the United States and until the late 1970s, accounted for the majority of the country’s hop acreage. Its pedigree is unknown, however hybridization of imported varieties and indigenous male hops has been suggested. Cluster is an excellent dual purpose hop and is often used in the reproduction of historical beer styles. Specific aroma descriptors include floral, earthy and sweet fruit.

Beers using Cluster hops: Nine Man (Cooperstown Brewing Company), Cluster Cream Ale (Full Circle Brewing Company), Santa Fe Pale Ale (Santa Fe Brewing Company)

 
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williamette

4.5 - 6.5% Alpha Acid
3 - 4.5% Beta Acid

Released in 1976 from the USDA breeding program, Willamette is a triploid seedling of English Fuggle. For years, it was the most widely grown aroma variety in the US. It is named after Oregon’s Willamette River which runs through the heart of the state’s hop growing region. Specific aroma descriptors include floral, incense, and elderberry.

Beers using Williamette hops: Brown Ale (Montana Brewing Company), Squall IPA (Dogfish Head Brewing Company), Duke's Blonde Ale (Kona Brewing Company)

 
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centennial

7 - 12% Alpha Acid
3.5 - 5.5% Beta Acid

Bred in 1974 and released by Washington State University in 1990, Centennial is an aroma-type cultivar that has found favor as one of the most popular varieties in craft brewing. It is often referred to as a super-Cascade (containing nearly double the alpha content) and can be used for bittering purposes. Centennial is a diploid cross between Brewer's Gold and a USDA male. Specific aroma descriptors include lemon and floral.

Beers using Centennial hops: Independence Hop Ale (Rogue Brewing Company), Blue Whale Ale (Pacific Coast Brewing Company), Calico Amber Ale (Ballast Point Brewing Company)