Our Varieties

Straight from the quality hop yards of Nebraska, we offer the following hops:

Brewer’s Gold

Brewer’s Gold

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its wonderful bittering capabilities, with spice and dark fruit aromas
  • History/Origin: Ancestor of most major high-alpha hops grown around the world today believed to be a genuine wild North American hop
  • Substitutes: Newport, Northern Brewer, Magnum, Galena, Chinook, Nugget
Cascade

Cascade

  • Aroma Hop: Known for its moderate citrus/grapefruit characteristics
  • History/Origin: Developed by USDA in 1972 through the open pollination of a Fuggle seedling with a Russian Serebrianka
  • Substitutes: Centennial, Amarillo, Lemondrop, Ahtanum, Columbus

Cashmere

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Smooth bitterness, herbal aroma, flavors of lemon, lime and melon
  • History/Origin: Released in 2014 by Washington State University
  • Substitutes:
Centennial

Centennial

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its lemon, vanilla and pine aroma (referred to as a Super Cascade)
  • History/Origin: Released by the USDA in 1990 and created by crossing a Brewer’s Gold and Fuggle seedling.
  • Substitutes: Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Columbus
Chinook

Chinook

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its herbal, apricot, pear and resinous characteristics
  • History/Origin: Released in 1985 and reported to be a cross between a Petham Golding and Brewer’s Gold
  • Substitutes: Nugget, CTZ, Galena

Cluster

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Aroma descriptors include floral, earthy and sweet fruit
  • History/Origin: Unknown – suggested that it arose from hybridization of imported varieties and indigenous male hops
  • Substitutes: Galena, Chinook, Eroica, Nugget
CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus)

CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus)

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its super high alpha content with herbal aromas that include black pepper and hints of citrus and licorice
  • History/Origin: A descendant of Nugget and commonly classified with Tomahawk and Zeus Hops
  • Substitutes: Chinook, Galena, Nugget, Millennium, Zeus
Crystal

Crystal

  • Aroma Hop: Known for its slight citrus grassy notes with hints of pine
  • History/Origin: Breed by the USDA through genetics from Hallertau Mittlefrueh, Cascade and Northern Brewer
  • Substitutes: Hallertau, Liberty, Mount Hood, French Strisselspalt, German Hersbruker
Galena

Galena

  • Bittering Hop: Known for its high alpha acid content with hints of lemon, earth and onion characteristics
  • History/Origin: Developed by Idaho State Breeding Program in 1978 and released in 2000 from Washington State University
  • Substitutes: Brewer’s Gold, Columbus, Nugget
Glacier

Glacier

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its well-balanced bittering properties and a pleasant aroma profile
  • History/Origin:  Released in 2000 by the Washington State University breeding program and is the offspring of Elsasser
  • Substitutes: Fuggle, Willamette, Styrian Savinjski Golding
Magnum

Magnum

  • Bittering Hop: Known for its minimal aroma characteristics
  • History/Origin: Released in 1980 by the Hop Research Institute in Huell, Germany, through a cross between a Galena and a German male 75/5/3
  • Substitutes: Horizon, Columbus, Nugget, German Magnum
Mount Hood

Mount Hood

  • Aroma Hop: Known for its floral, herbal, tarragon and honey aroma
  • History/Origin: Released in 1983 by the USDA in Oregon
  • Substitutes: Crystal, German Hallertau Mittlefrueh, German Hersbruker, French Strisslespalt
Newport

Newport

  • Bittering Hop: Known for its very mild aroma
  • History/Origin: A Magnum descendent that was developed by Oregon State University and released in 2002
  • Substitutes: Galena, Nugget, Magnum, Brewer’s Gold, Fuggle
Nugget

Nugget

  • Bittering Hop: Known for its high alpha content with hints of green apple, cherry, cedar and mint

  • History/Origin: released in 1983 out of Corvallis, Oregon, its descendants include Brewer’s Gold, Canterbury Golding and Early Green

  • Substitutes: Columbus, Galena, Magnum, Chinook

Perle

  • Aroma Hop: Slightly spicy with floral tones
  • History/Origin: Bred at the Hop Research Center in Huell Germany and released in 1978, Perle is a cross between Northern Brewer and 63/5/27M.
  • Substitutes: German Perle, German and US Northern Brewer, Cluster, Galena
Saaz

Saaz

  • Aroma Hop: Known to have hints of pine, grass and lemon

  • History/Origin: Believed to be related to Hersbruker and Spalter with ties to Czechoslovakia

  • Substitute: Sterling

Tettnanger

  • Aroma Hop: Noble characteristics and slightly spicy
  • History/Origin: A traditional German land-race variety
  • Substitutes: Fuggle, German Spalt, German Spalt Select, Santiam
Sorachi Ace

Sorachi Ace

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its high alpha content with unique lemon and dill characteristics

  • History/Origin: Developed in 1984 for Supporo Brewers Ltd. in Japan and is a cross between a Brewer’s Gold, Saaz and Beikei 2 Male

  • Substitutes: None

Tahoma

Tahoma

  • Aroma Hop: Known for its lemony citrus notes with pine, pepper, cedar and melon characteristics

  • History/Origin: Released in 2013 by Washington State University and is the daughter of a glacier hop

  • Substitutes: None

Triple Pearl

Triple Pearl

  • Aroma Hop: Known for its melon, resin, spice, pepper and melon characteristics

  • History/Origin: Released in 2013 by the USDA and was created through the open pollination between a Perle female and an unknown male

  • Substitutes: Perle

Yakima Gold

Yakima Gold

  • Dual Purpose Hop: Known for its mild sweet floral characteristics

  • History/Origin: Released in 2013 by Washington State University through a cross between cluster and a native Slovenian male

  • Substitutes: East Kent Golding