Originating from the USDA-ARA breeding program, Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar bred in 1956 and released in 1972. It was developed by open pollination of a Fuggle seedling. Cascade is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy and citrus character with balanced bittering potential.
Aroma: Medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones
Info: 5.5-9% Alpha Acids • Domestic • Finishing Hop
A German thoroughbred with limited Pacific Northwest plantings. Prized for its high bittering value, the aromatic nature is one of spice and citrus, but is minimal compared to its big bittering. Magnum has an excellent tolerance to disease, making it a popular choice for hop farmers.
Aroma: Magnum is a bittering hop with no distinct aroma characteristics.
Info: 12-15.5% Alpha Acids • Domestic • Bittering Hop
Imported from the Czech Republic, Saaz is a noble type hop considered to have a mild, pleasant, earthy aroma. Czech Saaz has a very low Alpha count which makes it ineffective for bittering.
Aroma: Earthy, with a mild spice
Info: 3-4.5% Alpha Acids • Domestic • Finishing Hop