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German Northern Brewer

Alpha Acid Range %
6 - 10
Beta Acid Range %
3 - 5
Co-Humulone as % of alpha
27 - 32
Total oils mls/100 gr.
1.6 - 2.1


Versatile and mild with a distinct hoppy flavour, German Northern Brewer is a true dual purpose hop.

Breeding/Development: Germany. An offspring of Brewer’s Gold with some ancestry from an American wild hop, this English-bred high alpha variety later found favour and acreage all over the world. In Germany it’s known primarily as a bittering hop.

Brewing Application: Dual purpose. German-grown Northern Brewer has a more “noble” and less pungent profile than when grown elsewhere, which makes it suited to a variety of traditional European styles where a strong or “American” hop signature may not be appropriate – German lagers, Belgian and Trappist ales, farmhouse-style beers.

Sensory: Predominantly spicy with an undercurrent of woods and wild fruit, suggestive of its Brewer’s Gold parentage. Overall balanced with lasting flavour that reads as simply “hoppy” – not as outright woodsy and bright as US-grown Northern Brewer.

Maturity: early

Yield: 1600 kg/ha