Hop Name: Brewer's Gold

Common Usage: Bittering

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:5.0 - 9.0%
Beta Range:5.0 - 9.0%
Cohumulone Range:40.0 - 48.0%
Humulene Range:30.0 - 30.0%
Myrcene Range:38.5 - 38.5%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 1.0%
Caryophyllene Range:7.3 - 7%
Total Oil Range:1.8 - 2.2 mL/100g
Wye College produced Brewer’s Gold in 1919 from an open pollination with Wild Manitoba. While it is no longer a popular hop in commercial usage due to its poor storageability, it has been used to breed many fine varieties such as the super alpha Galena, as well as Nugget, Centennial, and others. For the home brewer, Brewer’s Gold is still a good choice for late bittering, with its nice spice and black currant backnotes to its flavor and aroma, and its proven vigor makes it an excellent choice for home hops growing.

Commonly used in:
Origin: German
Storage: N/A
Black currant, fruit and spice characteristics

Possible Substitutions:
Bullion  Chinook  Galena  Nugget  Northern Brewer (US)  Northdown  Northern Brewer (DE)  Eroica  Mt. Rainier  Newport  Neoplanta