Hop Name: Northern Brewer (US)

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:8.0 - 10.0%
Beta Range:8.0 - 10.0%
Cohumulone Range:20.0 - 30.0%
Humulene Range:20.0 - 30.0%
Myrcene Range:50.0 - 60.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:5.0 - 10%
Total Oil Range:1.5 - 2.0 mL/100g
Northern Brewer (US) is more prolific in the U.S. than the original variety was. For a long time Northern Brewer was relegated solely to Europe, but is now enjoying a resurgence in U.S. craft beers, particularly Steam and California Common-style brews, although it finds itself used in a wide variety of other beer and ale types. It has an average alpha acid content of 9% which is higher than its German cousin. Even though its yield can’t compete with other U.S. varieties, the lesser yield no longer seems to hamper its demand.

Commonly used in:
Origin: US
Storage: 70 - 85% alpha remaining after 6 months
Medium intensity, pine and mint characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Bullion  Chinook  Columbus  Nugget  Perle (US)  Perle (DE)  Galena  Northern Brewer (DE)  Brewer's Gold (US)  Magnum (US)  Brewer's Gold  Magnum  Simcoe  Challenger  Northdown  Aurora  Sticklebract  Marynka  Herald