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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.