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Fat Head®

Fat Head® was bred at Monhopoly Hop Breeding in New Zealand bred from Fuggle and Cluster. The unique aroma/flavor profile lend this hop to pale and dark ales.

First Choice

First Choice was selected in the 1960s by Dr. R.H.J. Roborgh at the Riwaka Research Station near Nelson, New Zealand. A cross between Cluster and open pollination, First Choice was grown for 20 years, starting in the 60s, but is no longer grown commercially.


Hokitika® is of European origin but was first grown in New Zealand in 1882. The hop originated from a hop garden that was started in the 1880's by the brewery principal, WCJ Kortegast, at Kortegast's Brewery at Gibson Quay, on the Hokitika River. Those gardens had been growing wildly for 136 years.

Orange Sunrise®

Orange Sunrise® was bred at Monhopoly Hop Breeding in New Zealand bred from a male and female from the United States and United Kingdom respectively. The robust fruit flavors make this a perfect hop for pale and India pale ales.

Pacific Gem

Pacific Gem was commercially released in 1987, it is a triploid of Fuggle, Cluster, and Smooth Cone. It was bred at New Zealand's HortResearch Institute.


Pacifica has German lineage. Bred by HortResearch in New Zealand it was released commercially in 1994. Open breeding of Hallertau and is mostly known for its aroma qualities.


Rakau was re-released in 2007 by the New Zealand Hop Breeding Program. Considered to have "the whole orchard" by the breeder. Orginally bred in the 70s it was not released until 1983. The myrcene oil content concentration leads to the aforementioned huge orchard profile while low cohumulone make it less bitter. Lineage of Smooth Cone.


Sticklebract was bred in New Zealand, by the DSIR Research Station, to help fight Black Root Rot that had affected the hops in the 1960s. It was released in 1972. A versatile hop.

Did you know?
  • Dwarf variety hops grow shorter in height than traditional varieties but, importantly, produce the same yield. This combination makes harvest easier.
  • 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.
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