Northern Brewer

Northern Brewer (GR) has a pleasant European aroma profile and its moderate bittering (which is still relatively high for German lagers and pilsners) makes it a nice, dual-use hop. It is very important in the European hops industry due to its verticulum wilt resistance. It has very good storage stability, up to 80% retention after 6 months at 20° Celsius. Widely grown in Germany, even in the Hallertau region.

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Galena has edged out California Cluster as the most widely used bittering hops variety in the U.S. and is an excellent dual-use hop. It is thought to have ousted Cluster because brewers tend to like Galena’s fruitier aroma over Cluster’s reputed “cattiness”. Super Galena was created to address these concerns. Galena itself though has very good storage stability and its flavor really kicks with clean and very agreeable notes of citrus. Some brewers have noted that when home brewing, Galena is better when boiled in smaller quantities.


Nugget’s super alpha acid content, low beta and low cohumulone percentages give it an excellent bittering kick popular in IPAs, Imperials, and other super hoppy brews. Daughter of Brewer’s Gold and mother of Millennium, Nugget’s popularity grew quickly. From release in 1982, by 1987 it was producing 14% of the Northwest’s hops. It’s high myrcene content plus the high alpha content results in a green, herbal aroma. Nugget is a preferred choice of hop-loving brewers all across the U.S. and has gained popularity in Europe.