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Hop of the Month Blog

  • 2019 Kansas Hop Company Columbus (KS)

    Stats: Grown by the Kansas Hop Company in Ottawa, Kansas 12.9% alpha acids Notes: Woody (cedar/redwood) and spice (nutmeg) aromas dominate. Low ...
  • 2019 Kansas Hop Company Leaf Comet (KS)

    Stats: Grown by the Kansas Hop Company in Ottawa, Kansas 7.6% alpha acids Notes: Layers of bright citrus (lemon, orange, grapefruit) and tropica...
  • 2019 Cedar Falls Hops Company Cascade (IA)

    Stats: Grown by Cedar Falls Hops Company in Cedar Falls, Iowa 4.86% alpha acids 7.51% beta acids Total oil: 0.99 ml/100g Notes: Musky, somewhat ...
  • 2019 Cedar Falls Hops Company Mackinac (IA)

    Stats: Grown by Cedar Falls Hops Company in Cedar Falls, Iowa 10.5% alpha acids 3.13% beta acids Total oil: 1.55 ml/100g Notes: Green grape, mel...
  • 2019 Golden State Hops Magnum (CA)

    Stats: Grown by Golden State Hops in Fresno, California 9.5% alpha acids 2.8% beta acids Harvested 8/19/19, pelleted 8/20/19 Notes: Mellow hop “...
  • 2019 Golden State Hops Cascade (CA)

    Stats: Grown by Golden State Hops in Fresno, California 8.2% alpha acids 4.9% beta acids Harvested 8/26/19, pelleted 8/27/19 Notes: Lots of citr...
  • 2019 Golden State Hops Chinook (CA)

    Stats: Grown by Golden State Hops in Fresno, California 13.3% alpha acids 2.8% beta acids Harvested 8/23/19, pelleted 8/24/19 Notes: Intense can...
  • 2018 Central Valley Hops Saaz (CA)

    Stats: Grown by Central Valley Hops in Visalia, California 3.8% alpha acids Notes: Mellow “Saaz spice”; more herbal and citrus zest aromas along...
  • 2017 Ella J Farms Crystal Hops (CO)

    Stats: Grown by Ella J Farms in Longmont, Colorado 5.5% alpha acids Notes: Mellow woody and baking spice aromas. Some herbal (thyme) and floral ...
  • 2016 Misty Mountain Hop Farms "Zoso"/Centennial (CO)

    Stats: Grown by Misty Mountain Hop Farm in Olathe, Colorado 9.6% alpha acids Notes: Zoso hops are a Centennial variant grown by the Misty Mounta...
  • Viking Age Brew and Baltic Farmhouse Brewing

    Photo courtesy Sami Brodkin. In many ways Mika Laitinen has done things a little differently for a long time. Rather than starting out brewing wit...
  • Some Trails are Hoppy Ones

    ...Others are blue. It's the way you brew the beer that counts, here's a hoppy one for you... This month we're featuring two hops from the Hoppy Tr...