Hop: Northern Brewer (US)


Norther Brewer is a great bittering hop that is the base of many beer. It is a cross of a Native American varietal and Northern Brewer, the resulting hop is genetically distinct from the English parent.

General Information

Profile Pine, mint, and wood.
Country United States
Substitutes Chinook, Galena, Magnum, Northern Brewer
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 1420 - 1610 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 70% - 85% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles ESB, Pale Ale, Porter, Steam beer
Resistant Downy mildew


Alpha Acid 8.0 - 10.0%
Beta Acid 3.0 - 5.0%
Cohumulone 20.0 - 30.0%


Total Oil 1.5 - 2.0 ml/100g
Myrcene 50.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 20.0 - 30.0%
Caryophyllene 5.0 - 10.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Moderate
Cones Medium size with moderate to compact density
Ease of Harvest Difficult


Last Updated
  • 2020-05-11 19:04:52 (Added: 2020-05-11 19:04:52)

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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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