A truly bizzaro hop. Released in 2006 by researchers at Oregon State University’s USDA laboratory,  the goal was to breed a hop with low alpha acids and high beta acids, which impart aroma but no bitterness.

Beta acids are naturally antibacterial. Thus the hops have many used beyond brewing. This includes animal feed additives and naturopathic remedies for people.

In the beer world, there has little acceptance… so far. The one commercial example is Widmer Brother’s Teaser IPA. Teamaker hops are said to add floral bouquet and “iced tea” flavors without contributing to the bitterness.

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