Hops Overview

Hops is native in far more areas than it is actually cultivated. The plant can be a bit picky and truly thrives in certain climates. The strains have traveled time and space, and a part of that journey has been natural and selective cross pollination of strains. Whether it be for agricultural defenses, or high oil contents, the varieties all vary.

It is quite common for beer recipes to involve multiple hops varieties because of their different contributions to the final beer. Brewing with the abundance of hop combinations is a pride of the craft beer world. In some cases a single hops varietal is used and elevated to fame. While more often they are scrupulously combined at different times during the brewing process to set the proper bitterness, and to enhance the flavor and aroma profiles of the beers.

Hops Guide