Hop: Banner


Banner was bred from Brewer's Gold in the 1980's via open pollination at the World Hop Cultivar Collection, Corvallis, Orego, OSU East Farm.

Due to mildew problems, Banner wasn't released until 1996 as Anheuser Busch showed interest. It didn't fair well in tests and was eventually dropped from testing.

Poor storage and mildew issues have kept this from being a viable hop.

General Information

Profile Pleasant aroma characteristics.
Country United States
Substitutes Aquila, Cluster, Galena
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1800 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 43% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles American lager
Tolerant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 8.4 - 13.0%
Beta Acid 5.3 - 8.0%
Cohumulone 34.0%


Total Oil 2.17 ml/100g
Myrcene 66.0%
Humulene 12.0%
Caryophyllene 8.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate to high
Maturity Early to medium
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-10 16:13:53 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:13:53)

Hops Catalog

Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
Recently added hops
  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
  • Oil composition percetages are based on the total percentage of oil in the hop. Example: 10 - 20% means that for the specific oil it is 10 - 20% of the overall oil make up.
Useful Links