Hop: Northern Brewer


Developed and bred at Wye College, Northern Brewer was released in 1934. Of Brewer's Gold and East Kent Golding lineage, in spite of originally being an English hop, it is now mostly grown in Germany and the United States.

General Information

Profile Resin, mint.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Chinook, Nugget
Purpose Dual: Aroma and Bittering
Yield 800 - 1200 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 77% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Steam Beer, Stout
Resistant Verticillium wilt
Susceptible Downy mildew, powdery mildew, aphid


Alpha Acid 7.0 - 12.1%
Beta Acid 2.2 - 5.3%
Cohumulone 26.0%


Total Oil 0.8 - 2.6 ml/100g
Myrcene 56.0%
Humulene 21.0%
Caryophyllene 7.6%
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Poor to moderate
Maturity Early
Sex Female
Leaf Color Medium green
Side Arm Length 12" - 20"

Northern Brewer Aroma/Flavor Profile


Last Updated
  • 2020-05-11 19:00:40 (Added: 2020-05-11 19:00:40)

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