Hop: Bullion


Bullion breeding started in 1917 with the goal of combining European aroma with American high resin by Professor Ernest Salmon. A wild hop from Manitoba, Canada was the mother, being open pollinated in 1918. Brewer's Gold and Bullion were selected from this process.

Bullion was eventually released in 1938. Once released mainly grown in United States in Canada, never really taking off in the United Kingdom.

Bullion was a major hop variety in the mid-1940s, later discontinued from United States production in 1985.

General Information

Profile Spice, dark fruit.
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Brewer's Gold, Chinook, Columbus, Horizon, Newport, Northern Brewer, Nugget
Purpose Bittering
Yield 2000 - 2400 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 40%-50% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles Porter, Stout, Old Ale, Barley Wine, Dark Lager
Resistant Verticillium wilt,
Tolerant Downy mildew
Susceptible Infected with all major viruses


Alpha Acid 5.3 - 12.9%
Beta Acid 3.7 - 12.5%
Cohumulone 47.0 - 50.0%


Total Oil 1.0 - 1.9 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 55.0%
Humulene 23.0 - 30.0%
Caryophyllene 9.0 - 11.0%
Farnesene < 1.0%
Linalool trace amount
B-Pinene trace amount
Geraniol trace amount

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Medium size with compact density
Maturity Early
Ease of Harvest Difficult
Sex Female but occasional sterile male flowers
Leaf Color Dark green
Side Arm Length 20" - 40"
Last Updated
  • 2020-05-10 16:26:49 (Added: 2020-05-10 16:26:49)

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