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NEW VARIETIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE INCLUDE: PERLE, WAKATU, MOTUEKA, PACIFICA, RAKAU
THESE CAN BE PRE ORDERED FROM AUGUST 1ST, 2022 & WILL BE SHIPPED START OCTOBER, 2022.

ALL OTHER VARIETIES ARE AVAILABLE NOW

SHIPPING OF PLANTS EVERY MONDAY

ALL HOPS ARE GOOD - SOME HOPS ARE BETTER

- BREWING HOPS -

NELSON SAUVIN™

NEW ZEALAND
Passion fruit, gooseberry, peach, and lime flavours abound. Due to its complex hop oil profile Nelson Sauvin™ can work its magic as an aroma hop, a flavour hop or even for bittering. Ideal for American style Pale Ales and IPA's with punchy hoppy character.


TROPICAL FRUIT / GOOSEBERRY / WHITE WINE


HAZY IPA, PALE ALE, IPA BLEND


AVAILABLE SPRING 2022

RIWAKA™

NEW ZEALAND
Riwaka™ has abundant oil content nearly twice that of its parent variety Saaz. This unique oil balance alongside a near 1:1 ratio of alpha to beta acids gives it a strong sweet citrus note that, according to some brewers, makes it the “ultimate” for hoppy beers, pale ale & lagers.


CITRUS / KUMQUAT / QUINCE


HAZY IPA, PALE ALE, IPA BLEND


AVAILABLE SPRING 2022

MOTUEKA

NEW ZEALAND
MotuekaTM is a premier New Zealand hop bred from Saaz and lends itself well to Lagers, Pilsners and Belgian Ales. It makes an excellent dual-use hop, carrying an exciting fruit aroma with refreshing notes of tropical fruit and citrus and works well in sweet, malty and fruity beers.


TROPICAL FRUIT / CITRUS / LIME


USE FOR HAZY IPA, PALE ALE, PILSNER, HELLES, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

PACIFICA

NEW ZEALAND
Pacifica is an versatile aroma hop that is typically used in late boil additions, including dry hopping. Pacifica has aroma descriptors that include a signature citrus orange zest marmalade & classic Hallertau characteristics with some floral notes & honey. Moderate and highly pleasant. 


FLORAL / HONEY / ORANGE ZEST


USE FOR HAZY, LAGER, PALE ALE, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH

TROPADELIC®

NEW ZEALAND
Experimental hop with tropical fruit flavours of pineapple, apricot and cream. Tropadelic® is excellent used late in the boil and at flame out. Works well in blonde and golden ales making a refreshing beer for drinking in Summer or anytime.


CITRUS / PINEAPPLE / APRICOT / CREAM


USE FOR HAZY IPA, PALE ALE, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

PERLE™

GERMANY
Perle™ is the most popular aroma hop in Germany with its floral, spice & pepper elements. It is especially suited to sessionable Lagers (Helles), Pilsners, Festbier, Pale Ale and other styles where high bitterness would be inappropriate. Over 3000 hectares are grown.


SPICE / PEPPER / FLORAL


USE FOR LAGER, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH, PALE ALE, IPA BLEND

WAKATU

NEW ZEALAND
WakatuTM is a New Zealand triploid hop bred from Hallertauer Mittelfrüher and a New Zealand male. A nicely balanced oil profile gives it a floral aroma on top of pungent fresh lime. WakatuTM can be added at any stage of the boil and dry hopped with success. It has been noted for its impressive flavor stability. WakatuTM is very popular in the USA for Hazy IPA & Lagers


FLORAL / LIME


USE FOR LAGER, PALE ALE, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

RAKAU

NEW ZEALAND
RakauTM, or AlphAroma as it was previously known, was developed in New Zealand. RakauTM features a high concentration of myrcene which enables it to pair beautifully with dry-hopped West Coast American IPA and East Coast Hazy IPA. Used by Garage Project in "Sunrise Valley Hazy IPA" & Hop Federation Brewery in "Rakau IPA" and many others.


STONE FRUIT / CITRUS


USE FOR LAGER, PALE ALE, NW PILSNER, WEST COAST IPA, NE HAZY IPA

FATHEAD®

NEW ZEALAND
This NZ hop imparts the flavours of lime, blueberry, lemongrass & green tea. Fathead works well in Blonde, Golden & Pale ales.


LIME / PEACH / BLUEBERRY / LEMON GRASS / GREEN TEA 


USE FOR LAGER, PALE ALE, PILSNER, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

TANGERINE DREAM®

NEW ZEALAND
A NZ cultivar with a complex flavour and a large yield of hop cones early in the harvest season. By far the best hop we grow for yield and flavour.


TANGERINE / STRAWBERRY /
HONEYDEW MELON / STONE FRUIT 


USE FOR HAZY IPA, PALE ALE, PILSNER, IPA BLEND

MOUNT HOOD

UNITED STATES
The vastly underrated Mount Hood is an American bred cultivar made available by Plant & Food Research, Motueka. Mount Hood imparts a flavor “punch” of floral, spice. lime, cantaloupe with some woody undertones. Famously used in Lager & Dark ales. We also use it in Pale ale. Produces a large hop crop & is a robust grower.


FLORAL / GINGER / LIME / CANTELOUPE


USE FOR LAGER, PALE ALE, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALE, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

LIBERTY

UNITED STATES
Popular USA hop used by Garage Project, Liberty brings floral & spice, citrus & rose when used late in the kettle. Sister of Mount Hood, also made available by Plant & Food Research, Motueka for home brewers to grow and enjoy. Use in an IPA blend for a citrus zing. Use also in Lagers and Pale ales


FLORAL / LEMON / SPICE / ROSE


USE FOR LAGER, PALE ALE, PILSNER, BELGIAN ALES, KÖLSCH, IPA BLEND

ORANGE SUNRISE®

NEW ZEALAND
A proprietry NZ cultivar and beautiful plant with a prolific hop yield of large hop cones. Add to Pale Ale & IPA hop blends & use as a late addition in a Pilsner or Hazy IPA.


ORANGE / PASSION FRUIT / KIWI FRUIT 


USE FOR PALE ALE, PILSNER, IPA BLEND

CASCADE

UNITED STATES
The classic American hop saved from oblivion and made famous by Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Accounts for 17% of all hops grown in the USA


GRAPEFRUIT / CITRUS / VIOLETS / BLACK PEPPER


USE FOR PALE ALE, PILSNER, IPA BLEND

KENT GOLDING

UNITED KINGDOM
The quintessential English hop for ales and pale ales. Golding has an aroma profile of lavender, spice, honey and thyme. Flavor is spicy, earthy with a honey-like and marmalade character


FLORAL / SPICE / HONEY


USE FOR ENGLISH ALES, BELGIAN ALES

FUGGLE

UNITED KINGDOM
The mother of Cascade, Williamette & Styrian Goldings, the quintisential English hop used in most English Pale Ales, IPA's, Porters & Stouts. Still in demand for brewing & breeding new hops.


SPICY / WOODY / FRUITY


USE FOR ENGLISH ALES, BELGIAN ALES

KORTEGAST'S HOKITIKA®

EUROPE
In the 1860s Kortegast's Brewery opened on the banks of the Hokitika River brewing porter, ale and cordials. In the 1880's WCJ Kortegast established his own hop gardens with a variety imported from Europe.


WOODY / FLORAL / EARTHY 


USE FOR ENGLISH ALES, BELGIAN ALES

CANTERBURY GOLDING

UNITED KINGDOM
Originally from Canterbury in Kent, UK, it has been grown in NZ since 1842 and was also known by the synonyms Bumford, Late Red, Old Golding. It is botanically identical to and possibly the mother of Kent Golding and ripens a little later.


LAVENDER / SPICE / HONEY


USE FOR ENGLISH ALES, BELGIAN ALES

GREEN BULLET

NEW ZEALAND
NZ heritage variety used in Steinlager Classic, Speight's Triple Hop Pilsner, Speight's Distinction Amber Ale, Speight's Mid Ale. Also used in the USA & Europe for IPA and Pale Ale.


RAISIN / FRUIT


USE FOR NZ LAGER, BELGIAN ALES

STICKLEBRACT

NEW ZEALAND
NZ heirloom high alpha hop that delivers solid bitterness when used early in the boil. When used as a late addition it delivers pine and citrus aroma characters, similar to Simcoe


PINE / CITRUS


USE FOR ENGLISH ALES, BELGIAN ALES


- ORNAMENTAL HOPS -

HALLA®

BREWING & ORNAMENTAL
EUROPE
Grown from seed from an open pollination between a Hallertau Mittelfrüher female and a European male. Hardy grower used for brewing & decorative purposes. 


FLORAL / SPICE / HERBAL


AVAILABLE SPRING 2021

GOLDEN DAZE®

ORNAMENTAL ONLY HOP
EUROPE
FOR ARBOURS, TRELLIS & PERGOLAS
This golden hop is a spectacular climber with lime green & gold foliage when grown in full sun. 


NOTE: Not used for brewing


AVAILABLE SPRING 2021

COLEGATE

BREWING & ORNAMENTAL 
UNITED KINGDOM
Colegate is an English brewing hop highly prized for decorative & ornamental purposes being a vigorous grower and having the ability to do well on any soil type.


WOODY / SPICE / HERBAL


AVAILABLE SPRING 2021

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