Northern Brewer (American)

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General Hop Characteristics
Country of Origin: United States(originally England)
Noble: No
Uses: bittering
Beer styles: German-style ales and lagers (bittering)
Substitutions: Perle, Hallertau Northern Brewer
Chemical Composition
Alpha Acids: 8-10 %
Beta Acids: 3-5 %
Cohumulone: 20-30 %
Myrcene: 50-60 %
Humulene: 20-30 %
Caryophyllene: 5.5-8.5 %
Farnesene: less than 0.1 %
Total Oil: 1.5-2.0 %

(%AA/6 Mo/20°C):

70-80 %
Growing Characteristics
Yield: moderate
Harvest: early to mid season

This article discusses a specific variety of hops. For general information about selecting, using or propogating hops, see the main hop page

Originally developed in England (see Northern Brewer (British)), this hop quickly became established both in the Hallertau in Germany (see Hallertauer Northern Brewer) and, later, in the United States . It is no longer grown in the U.K. in significant amounts.

In addition to being a good all-around bittering hop for German-style beers, it is the only hop used in Anchor's Steam Beer, and is often used in other beers of the same style. However, the American-grown versions are often considered inferior to the German for use as an aroma hop.