Our mates at Yakima Chief Hops are expanding their portfolio of products to Australian brewers!
In addition to their core range of Pacific Northwest US Hops, Yakima Chief Hops are now offering world-renowned T-90 English & European hop varieties in spot volume. If you’re keen to start using these hops in your brewhouse, touch base with our Orders Team at [email protected].
Read more about these hop varieties below.
English Hop Varieties
East Kent Golding
Alpha Acids: 4.5-6.5%
Developed from wild Canterbury Whitebine and released to market in the late 1700s, East Kent Golding is the quintessential English variety. Its ideal application is late aroma hopping or post-fermentation.
ALPHA ACIDS: 3-6%
Selected from a seedling in 1861 and released in 1875, Fuggle is the most revered and famous English variety. It is known for its classic English aroma and is often used in conjunction with Golding.
European Hop Varieties
ALPHA ACIDS: 2.5-4.5%
A Czech Republic landrace variety, Saaz is the most classic “noble” aroma hop with longstanding and strong traditions. It is associated with and defines Czech-style pilsners.
ALPHA ACIDS: 3-5.5%
Despite being grown in regions throughout Germany, Mittelfruh is commonly referred to as “Hallertau Mittlefruh” as it was once the major Hallertau landrace variety. Is is a classic German aroma hop associated with Bavarian-style lager beers. Mittlefruh is distinguished by an intense, pleasantly-harmonic bitterness.
ALPHA ACIDS: 1.5-4.0%
A landrace variety originating from the Hersbruck region of Southern Germany, Hersbrucker has expanded and is now widely grown throughout the Hallertau and Spalt regions. It displays a delicate aroma profile that is often compared to other noble varieties.
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.9-7.5%
Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hull and released in 2012, Huell (Hull) Melon was commercialised as a new, German aroma variety in response to growing demand from the craft beer industry for distinct flavour profiles. It displays bold flavours that are not associated with typical hop variety aromas and has found favour in many hop-forward, IPA and pale ale beer styles.
ALPHA ACIDS: 7.0-10.0%
Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hull and released in 2012, Mandarina Bavaria was commercialised as a new, German aroma variety in response to growing demand from the craft beer industry for distinct flavour profiles. It is the daughter of Cascade and displays many citrus characteristics, however, the most notable aroma is tangerine.
ALPHA ACIDS: 6.0-10%
Originally bred in England in 1934, Northern Brewer is a cross between Canterbury Golding and a male seedling of Brewer’s Gold. It was originally grown in the North of England, but has become one of the main varieties in the Hallertau region of Germany. Northern Brewer displays pleasant pine and mint characteristics in dual-purpose brewing applications.
ALPHA ACIDS: 4.0-9.0%
Bred at the Hop Research Institute in Hull and released in 1978, Perle is a descendant of Northern Brewer. It demonstrates good tolerance to most diseases, being grown in Germany and the United States.
ALPHA ACIDS: 3.0-6.5%
Bred at the Hop Research Centre in Hull and released in 1993, Select is ofter referred to as “Spalter Select.” It was bred to be like the Spalt, Tettnang & Saaz groups.
ALPHA ACIDS: 3.0-6.0%
A landrace variety originating from the Tettnang region on Lake Constance in Germany, Tettnang (or Tettnanger) is from the Saaz group. It displays fine, noble characteristics with a slight spiciness.
ALPHA ACIDS: 4.0-7.0%
Bred at the Hop Research Centre in Hull and registered in 1993, Tradition is a daughter of Hallertau Gold. It is often compared to Mittelfruh, displaying fine, noble characteristics with a fruity twist.