Hop Name: Blue Northern Brewer

Common Usage: Both

Hop Characteristics
Alpha Range:6.0 - 8.0%
Beta Range:6.0 - 8.0%
Cohumulone Range:24.0 - 24.0%
Humulene Range:29.0 - 29.0%
Myrcene Range:27.0 - 40.0%
Farnesene Range:0.0 - 0.0%
Caryophyllene Range:10.0 - 10%
Total Oil Range:0.76 - 0.76 mL/100g
The Blue Northern Brewer was discovered as a mutant growing in a Belgian hopyard in the early 70’s and released as an ornamental in 1992. It was a cross between the Canterbury Golding and a Belgian hop which is identical with USDA’s Northern Brewer. The hop has been crossed with a dark-stemmed male which yielded a dark leaf color (deep reddish-blue) similar to the Blue Northern. Some of those offspring are being readied for release as ornamentals. The vigor of the original Blue Northern Brewer was low, and the yield was poor, but the new offspring appear to have much greater vigor. The Blue Northern Brewer’s alpha acids are very low (6-8%), but it’s storage stability is very great, showing 78% retention after 6 months.

Commonly used in:
Origin: Belgium
Storage: Retains 78% alpha acid after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C

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