Brewer’s Gold from the US is a cultivar of the original English variety, Brewer’s Gold. It however has North American roots being initially derived from a wild hop sourced from Canada’s Pembina Valley in Manitoba. It is quite similar to the original but contains higher alpha acids on average.
Brewer’s Gold is an old man in the history of modern brewing. While its character isn’t exactly celebrated by an abundant amount of commercial beers, it’s legacy lives on in many other ways. Due to its moderate alpha acid content, high yield, and vigorous growth it has been used in the cultivation and production of newer varieties.
Beer styles: IPA, Lager, Belgian Ales
Characteristics: Spice, fruity, black currant
Typical usage: Bittering
Alpha Acids: 8.1 – 13.1 %
Beta Acids: 3.7 – 6.8 %
Cohumulone: 36 – 48%
Total Oil: 1.8 – 2.4 ml/100g
Myrcene: 37 – 40 % of total oil
Humulene: 29 – 31 % of total oil
Caryophyllene: 7 – 7.5 % of total oil
All hops listed are by the pound (lb.)