Our Hops

What we're currently growing on the farm.

Valley Cascade

Cascade is the hop that started it all. Named after the mountain range in Oregon, it defined the American Pale Ale style. Cascade offers a great citrus grapefruit flavor and aroma from the high levels of myrcene oil. It's ideally used in late hop additions to maximize that bright flavor and aroma. The bright citrus is backed by some soft floral and spice, which rounds out the profile. It makes a great wet and whole cone option.

Aroma: Citrus (Grapefruit) and Floral

Use: A dual purpose, most often used as an aroma hop, but also has a use on the bittering side of the brew.

Available as wet hop or whole leaf.

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2021 Numbers

Alpha: 6.3
Beta: 4.3
HSI: 0.19

Results from Canadian Institute of Food & Wine, Niagara College.

What's being brewed with Cascade?

Beer styles commonly using hop:
American Pale Ale
India Pale Ale
American Porter
Blonde Ale
Amber Ale
American Hefeweizen
American Barley Wine
Red Ale

Lanark Centennial

Sometimes referred to as a “Super Cascade” because its aroma is somewhat like cascade but has a higher bittering potential. Centennial is incredibly well-rounded and useful for bittering, flavor, aroma, and dry-hopping. You'll find vibrant citrus and soft pine characteristics. Centennial is the featured hop in legendary IPAs

Aroma: Pine, mild citrus, and floral notes.

Use: A dual purpose hop with good aromatic qualities and high alpha acid. Often used for dry hopping.

Available as wet hop or whole leaf.

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2021 Numbers

Alpha: 10.9
Beta: 3.2
HSI: 0.22

Results from Canadian Institute of Food & Wine, Niagara College.

What's being brewed with Centennial?

Beer styles commonly using this hop:
Pale Ale
Amber Ale
American IPA
American Blonde
American Stout
American Wheat
Double IPA
Barley Wine
Red Ale

Northern Galena

Galena is well known as a reliable, clean-bittering, high alpha hop. The clean-bittering of this hop works well as the base bittering palate for other more flavorful and aromatic hops. Rarely used as a late stage hop unless you're looking for strong blackcurrant.

It is characterized with aromas of sweet fruit such as peaches and pears; citrus elements like grapefruit, lime, and pineapple. Hints of spicy woodiness, blackcurrant, and gooseberry can also be found.

Aroma: Peach, Pear, Citrus (grapefruit, line, pineapple), Blackcurrant

Use: Bittering hop, traditionally used as an early hop in the brew.

Available as wet hop or whole leaf.

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2021 Numbers

Alpha: 11.6
Beta: 6.3
HSI: 0.20

Results from Canadian Institute of Food & Wine, Niagara College.

What's being brewed with Galena?

Beer styles commonly using this hop:
English Style Ales
India Pale Ales
American Pale Ale
Stouts
Barley Wines
Brown Ales
Porters
American Wheat
Golden Ales