Hop: Brewer's Gold


Brewer's Gold was developed in 1917 from a breeding program in England by Ernest Stanley Salmon at Wye College, being first produced in 1919. Brewer's Gold is from an open pollination with a wild Manitoba hop (BB1). Very susceptible to all hop affecting diseases and to the terior in terms of alpha acid (big fluctuations year-to-year).

Brewer's Gold was used to breed Galena, Nugget, Centennial and is still pivotal in breeding today.

General Information

Profile Resin, lemon, spice with hints of black currant
Country United Kingdom
Substitutes Bramling Cross, Bullion, Galena
Purpose Bittering
Yield 1570 - 2140 lbs/acre
Storage Retains 60 - 70% alpha acid contents after 6 months of storage at 68°F.
Beer Styles English/German ale as it has noble hop characteristics.
Susceptible Verticillium wilt, downy mildew, powdery mildew


Alpha Acid 5.0 - 11.3%
Beta Acid 3.3 - 6.2%
Cohumulone 40.0 - 48.0%


Total Oil 1.9 - 2.3 ml/100g
Myrcene 45.0 - 60.0%
Humulene 12.0 - 18.0%
Caryophyllene N/A
Farnesene < 1.0%

Additional Characteristics

Growth Rate Very high
Cones Small size with compact density
Maturity Late
Ease of Harvest Easy
Sex Female
Leaf Color Light green
Side Arm Length 24" - 36"

Brewer's Gold Aroma/Flavor Profile

Last Updated
  • 2020-11-19 08:47:49 (Added: 2020-11-19 08:47:49)

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