Banner has not fared well on the commercial market. Bred from a Brewer’s Gold seedling in the 80’s, open pollination, its first test plot was discontinued due to severe mildew. It was finally released, along with its sibling, Aquila, in 1996. It caught the interest of Anheuser Busch who, after several years of evaluation, eliminated it from further testing. It appears to have moderately high alpha acids and a pleasant aroma. It has a good yield, but poor storageability, which, along with its mildew susceptibility does not make it very popular.