Hop: Blue Northern Brewer


Blue Northern Brewer has heritage of East Kent Golding and OB 21, which is identical to Northern Brewer. It was initially found as a mutant in a commercial Northern Brewer yard in Belgium. Due to the colorization of the leafs it makes for an attractive ornamental hop.

General Information

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Country Belgium
Substitutes Chinook
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield Very poor
Storage Retains 78% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles India Pale Ale
Resistant Downy mildew
Tolerant Verticillium wilt


Alpha Acid 6.0 - 8.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 4.0%
Cohumulone 24.0%


Total Oil 0.8 ml/100g
Myrcene 27.0 - 40.0%
Humulene 29.0%
Caryophyllene 1.0%
Farnesene 0.0%

Additional Characteristics

Maturity Early
Sex Female
Leaf Color Dark reddish blue
Side Arm Length 6 - 12 inches
Last Updated
  • 2021-09-13 20:04:44 (Added: 2021-09-13 20:04:44)

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