In response to the shifting needs of our brewer customers, the varieties of bitter and aromatic hops that we grow changes from year to year. Here are some of our more popular offerings and some of the delicious beers they contribute to.

Brewer's Gold

Brewer’s Gold is an English hop that is primarily used for bittering. Its aroma is spicy, with fruity characteristics reminiscent of black currant. Taste it in McMenamin’s 2014 Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale.


Cascade is an aroma hop with a medium aroma, providing a unique floral and spicy character. It is the most popular hop with the U.S. craft brewing industry—perfect in Full Sail’s Cascade Pilsner.


Centennial is an aroma variety released in 1990. It is among the most popular varieties for U.S. craft brewers and is sometimes referred to as a super Cascade.


Citra was released in 2007 and has quickly gown in popularity. This aroma hop imparts a distinctive citrus character to beer, with tropical tones of grapefruit, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit and lychee.


Crystal is a versatile variety that is used in Pilsners and Lagers, as well as in ESB’s and Ales. Crystal hops are delicious in Deschutes’ Hop Trip and Ninkasi’s Total Crystallization.


Magnum is a high alpha variety, widely grown in the Hallertau region of Germany and the U.S. Magnum is a clean bittering hop for Ales and Lagers.


Millennium is a high alpha variety, comparable to Nugget, and is used primarily as a bittering hop. It is mild and resinous with floral and herbal tones, and mainly contributes to Stouts.

Mt Hood

Named after the famous Oregon volcano, Mt Hood is an aroma variety released in 1989. Mt Hood is mild, herbal and somewhat pungent or spicy. It is typically used in Lagers, Pilsners, Bocks, Wheat, Alt, and Helles beers.


Nugget was developed in Oregon in 1983 and is characterized by a mild and pleasant herbal aroma and good storage stability. It is used by brewers both for bittering and for its aroma profile.


Perle is a dual purpose variety and is popular with growers. Perle is slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics, and contributes toDouble Mountain’s delicious Killer Red.


This traditional variety from the Czech Republic has a classic noble aroma with mild spice and earth tones, and is famously used in Pilsners and Belgian-style Ales.


Santiam is slightly spicy with herbal and floral characteristics, perfect for Lagers, Pilsners, Belgian Tripels, Kolsch, Bocks & Munich Helles.

We are also proud to contribute to 10 Barrell Brewing, Ecliptic Brewing, Gigantic Brewing, Goose Island Brewing Company, Lompoc Brewing, and Sierra Nevada—amongst many others.