Willamette Valley Hops, LLC is a family owned and operated premium hop product distributor, established in 2008 and located in the heart of the Willamette Valley. Our relationship with the Barth-Haas Group allows us to source premium hop products from Europe, Australia and the United States. Varieties most commonly include Willamette, Cascade, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, and Nugget, along with specialty varieties Mosaic™, Citra®, Hüll Melon, Galaxy, Ella, Summer and Helga. With over 50 different domestic and foreign varieties in stock, Willamette Valley Hops provides quality products to brewers worldwide.  COMMERCIAL QUOTES AND AVAILABILITY

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Overview

The Cascade mountains, with their volcanic origins, give the cultivar its name. Cascade was developed in the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released as a US aroma variety in 1972. It is characterized by a dark green elongated cone which contains low amounts of alpha acids. Cascade displays a pleasant citrusy and fruity aroma. It is the most popular hop with the US craft brewing industry.

Description

Aroma hop. Cascade was developed in the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Oregon and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1972. It is characterized by a dark green elongated cone with an aroma that is of medium strength with very distinct floral notes and is often described as having grapefruit-like character. Cascade is the definitive hop for american craft brews.

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This cultivar takes its name from a Native American tribe indigenous to the region around Washington. It was developed in Washington State within the framework of the USDA breeding programme and was released as a high alpha variety in 1985. The female parent of this variety is the English Golding. Chinook is characterised by strong growth in all growing regions and produces its highest yields in the Yakima region.

Description

Dual purpose hop. Chinook was developed by the U.S.D.A. breeding program in Washington State and released in 1985 as a high alpha acids variety. This cultivar takes its name from a Native American tribe indigenous to the region around Washington state. The female parent is one of the English Goldings. This variety has a robust spicy, citrus aroma and grows vigorously in all areas.

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The aroma variety Mount Hood, named after the highest mountain in Oregon, was released by the USDA breeding programme in 1989. It is a triploid daughter of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and a sister hop variety to Liberty. Both display similar analytical values. The distinguishing feature of Mount Hood is its particularly mild aroma.

Description

Aroma hop. Mt. Hood is an aroma vaiety released in 1989 from the USDA breeding program in Oregon. The variety is a triploid daughter of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and a sister to liberty with analytical data similar to both. It has low alpha acids and beta acids content, low cohumulone, and high humulene in the essential oil. Mount Hood exhibits a pleasant, mild aroma.

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Galena was developed within the framework of the state of Idaho’s hop breeding programme and was released as a variety in 1978. Galena is the ancient Roman term for the mineral galenite, which is present in Oregon‘s soil. The female parent variety is Brewers Gold. The outstanding features of Galena, the mildest of the high alpha varieties, are its relatively high beta content and its storage stability, which is almost as good as that of Cluster.

Description

High Alpha Hop. Galena is the ancient Roman term for the mineral galenite which occurs in the soils of Oregon and gives its name to the hop variety grown there. Galena is a high alpha acids variety developed in the USDA breeding program in Idaho and released as a variety in 1978. It is characterized b high alpha acids and a relatively high content of beta acids.

 

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Out of book Hop Companion

 

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Saaz originates from the Czech growing region of the same name. The success of this old, traditional regional variety lies in its particularly mild hoppy note. The aromas in the raw hops are predominantly spicy, woody ones, such as tarragon, lavender, cedarwood and smoked bacon.

Description

Aroma hop. Saaz is the famous aroma landrace variety originating in the czech area of the same name. It has very mild, pleasant noble hoppy notes perfectly suited for and defines the czech-style pilsner beers.

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Perle is a particularly popular hop due to the interaction of its well-balanced aromas with its high bitter content. Its remarkable yields and particularly high resistance to diseases make this variety especially attractive to growers.

Description

Aroma hop. The combination of good alpha acids content with good aroma gave rise to Perle’s popularity. High yields and good tolerance to most diseases make this variety attractive also for growers. Released in 1978,it is well established in Germany and also grown in the U.S. in both Washington and Oregon.

Overview

Tettnanger is a traditional domestic cultivar belonging to the Saaz family and is grown exclusively around Tettnang near Lake Constance. In this region, the unique combination of favourable climate and loamy soil provide for a very fine aroma. The Tettnang hop displays good resistance to all plant diseases.

Description

Aroma hop. The Tettnanger variety is a traditional and indigenous hop from the Saaz group which is mainly cultivated around Tettnanger on Lake Constance Germany. The unique combination of the favorable climate at Lake Constance and sandy clay soils from the ice-age produces a very fine aroma. This variety has a good tolerance to plant diseases. Tettnanger is widely used in lager beer styles.

 

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The Magnum hop’s name is well-suited to its unusually large and heavy cones. This high alpha cultivar from Huell Hop Research Center produces good yields and features high resistance to diseases. Magnum is the most important bitter variety in Germany to date.

Description

High alpha hop. This High alpha variet was bred in 1980 at Hüll Hop Research Center in Germany and is known for its extremely large and heavy cones. It produces good yields, and like many of the Hüll varities, Hallertauer Magnum has a high tolerance to disease.

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Herkules, which was bred at the Hüll Hop Research Center is aptly named after the mighty Greek hero Hercules. In the Greek saga, Hercules completes tasks that were considered quite impossible. Similarly, this high alpha variety, with its extremely high yields and strong bitterness, has to meet a series of high demands from growers and brewers alike. Its acreage in Germany is growing fast.

Description

High alpha hop. True to its name, Herkules is a robust, high-yielding, high bittering hop cultivar tolerant to various diseases. It was released in 2006 by the Hop Research Center Hüll having an excellent brewing quality combined with very good storage stability.

 

Overview

Hersbrucker, a traditional variety from the growing region of the same name, has strong growth characteristics and a particularly robust nature. It is largely resistant to diseases.

Description

A traditional German variety from the Hersbrucker growing area which exhibits a fine noble aroma but sometimes shows a very low alpha acids content. It is considered as a successor of Hallertauer Mittelfrüh with a good tolerance to diseases.

 

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Hallertauer Mittelfrüh is the original regional variety of Hallertau and, with its delicate aroma and average bitter content, is still very popular today. This hop variety almost disappeared due to its high susceptibility to vertillicum wilt. Thanks to a resurgence in demand and newly available virus-free plants, however, the cultivar is currently making a comeback.

Description

Aroma hop. This is a very popular variety with fine aroma and average bitter content. Because of its high susceptibility to wilt, Hallertau Mittelfrüh had suffered from a dramatic decrease in cultivation in the 1990s, but with an increasing demand and availability of virus-free plant material , Hallertau Mittelfrüh has experienced a comeback.

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The name of this fine aroma variety is the German word meaning “emerald”. The Smaragd hop has a high bittering value and good disease characteristics. This German cultivar is particularly high-yielding. Smaragd was bred at the „Hopfenforschungszentrum Hüll“ and was released in 2000, together with the varieties Saphir and Opal as new aroma varieties.

Description

Aroma hop. Smaragd is a fine aroma variety with high bitter value. It has good disease resistance characteristics but some susceptibility to powdery mildew. Smaragd shows high yields and good production characteristics. The variety was developed at the Hop Research Center at Hüll, Germany.

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Cross between Hallertau Magnum an German experimental variety.

Description

High alpha Hop. Merkur is a German high-alpha variety bred at the Hop Research Center in Hüll, Germany and was registered in 2001. It shows good resistance to powdery mildew and moderate agronomic yield.

 

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Northern Brewer and German Male Hop

Description

Dual purpose hop. Northdown was developed at Wye college in the UK from a cross of Northern Brewer female with a German male hop; released in the early 1970s. It is a high yielding, dual purpose variety with good resistance to dowey mildew but is susceptible to powdery mildew. Northdown has a distinctive aroma including notes of spicy, pine, floral and berry.

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East Kent Golding is a well-known representative of the famous traditional English aroma-type hops and was developed from wild Canterbury Whitebine variety and released 1790. East Kent Golding is known for the rather subtle expression of its flavour characteristics.

Description

Aroma hop. Developed from wild Canterbury Whitebine variety in late 1700s and brought to the market in 1790. The aroma has been described as gentle, fragrant, and pleasant and is recognized as having a typical English character.Goldings are also found to be useful for late hopping lagers, when a delicate aroma is required.

 

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Named after a Kent grower who introduced Fuggles in 1875, Fuggles revered ever since as the classic aroma hop for British Bitters and Pale Ales, often used in combination with Goldings. Fuggle has typical English flavour, frequently blended with Goldings to improve „drinkability“ of the beer, and adding roundness and fullness to the palate.

Description

Aroma hop. Named after the Kent grower that introduced it in 1875 and revered ever since as the classic aroma hop for the British Bitters and Pale Ales. The variety is often used in combination with Goldings. Fuggle has typical English aroma whose robust character contributes nicely to beer flavor. Sometimes it is used as a distinctive dry hop.

 

 

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Wye Challenger was developed at Wye College from a cross in 1963 and was released in 1971. This hop variety is highly resistant to downy mildew.

Description

Dual purpose hop. Wye challenger was developed at Wye College from a cross made in 1963. It is strongly resistant to downy mildew disease and was selected to meet the brewer’s demand for flavor and bitterness as well as the grower’s demands for disease resistance.

 

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Daughter of Fuggle. A strong aromatic hop brought to Slovenia in the early 19th century.

Description

Aroma hop. Styrian Golding is a traditional Slovenian variety originating from the English variety Fuggle, which was brought to Slovenia in the early 19th century. This variety is known for its noble hop aroma and pleasant bitterness.

 

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Perle is a particularly popular hop due to the interaction of its well-balanced aromas with its high bitter content. Its remarkable yields and particularly high resistance to diseases make this variety especially attractive to growers.

Description

Aroma hop. The combination of good alpha acids content with good aroma gave rise to Perle’s popularity. High yields and good tolerance to most diseases make this variety attractive also for growers. Released in 1978, it is well established in Germany and also grown in the U.S. in both Washington and Oregon.

Description

Tradition is a daughter of Mittelfrüh and was bred in Huell. This variety is noted for its fine aroma and bitterness. Tradition is characterised even in poor years by good steady yields and is particularly resistant to wilt and downy mildew. It is comparable to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and is distinguished by its good yields.

Overview

Aroma hop. Tradition is a variety bred at Hüll which is characterized by its fine aroma and average bitter content. It can be compared to Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and stands out due to good yields which remain relatively stable even in difficult growing years. This variety has a good tolerance to wilt and downy mildew.

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