Hop: Southern Brewer


Southern Brewer was developed by African Breweries Hops Farm Ltd and released in 1972. The cultivar is better suited for shorter summer daytime length. Is from a seedling selection crossed with Fuggle N.

Southern Brewer is a bittering hop with little hop aroma or flavor quality.

General Information

Profile Flavor of citrus, herbal, spice. Aroma of lemon grass, ginger, strawberries, citrus and chamomile tea.
Country South Africa
Substitutes Southern Promise
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1500 - 2000 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Belgian Ale, India Pale Ale
Resistant Downy mildew, verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 8.0 - 12.0%
Beta Acid 2.5 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 38.0 - 41.0%


Total Oil 0.4 - 1.5 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 9.0 - 20.0%
Caryophyllene 4.0 - 10.0%
Farnesene 3.0 - 11.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very good
Cones Loose density
Maturity Medium to late
Ease of Harvest Difficult - loose cones break upon machine picking
Sex Female, occasional sterile male flowers near top
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 20" - 40"

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  • 2020-05-13 11:22:08 (Added: 2020-05-13 11:22:08)

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  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
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  • Storage: is based on the percentage of alpha acids remaining after 6 months at 20*F.
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