Hop Varieties

We started with, and are currently growing two of the most common hop varieties on the market: Cascade and Centennial. Both of these varieties can be found in a very large number of beers, are aggressive growers, and have a slight resistance to downy mildew.

Cascade Hops

Cascade

Very successful and well-established American aroma hop developed by Oregon State University‘s breeding program in 1956 from Fuggle and Serebrianker (a Russian variety), but not released for cultivation until 1972. It has a flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. One of the “Three Cs” along with Centennial and Columbus.  (source: Wikipedia)

Centennial Hop

Centennial

American aroma-type variety bred in 1974 and released in September 1990 by S.T. Kenny and C.E. Zimmermann, the breeders of this variety. Similar to Cascade and Chinook. The genetic composition is 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 East kent Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown. One of the “Three Cs” along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a ‘Super Cascade’, since it has a strong citrus aroma. (source: Wikipedia)