Testing at over 3% total oil this is our highest oil yielding variety. Grouped together as CTZ with Tomahawk and Zeus. Often called the "dank" hop, Columbus is primarily prized for its bittering qualities although its pungent odor of black pepper and licorice with slight notes of dark citrus has become sought after as an excellent choice for dry hopping many ale styles.
Magnum is a unique hop in the fact that it contains a very high alpha acid and oil content yet relatively low aromas. This makes it the perfect hop for fine tuning IBUs without influencing aroma. We take our Magnum hops a step further and really age this alpha monster out, to maximize the aromas of an otherwise odorless variety.
Cascade contains moderate to somewhat high amounts of alpha acids compared to many other hop types. Our hydroponic Cascade tends to have a more melon fruity aroma and flavor compared to traditional Cascade. The resultant aroma is of medium strength and very distinct. It has a pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like quality with a slight grapefruit characteristic. Cascade is good for both flavor and aroma uses. It can also be used for bittering effectively.
We are working with local animal feed suppliers to test the viability of using our spent hop bines as a source of animal nutrition.
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We are working hard with various companies to further develop the quality of hop extracts. We are focusing to create oils that will translate flavor and aroma into beer.
Released in May 1985 in Washington State and Idaho from a cross between a Petham Golding and a USDA-selected male. Slightly spicy and very piney. Chinook makes for a great bittering hop for nearly every style of beer and is becoming a standard in imperial style beers.