We’re pleased to be stocking some exciting new hops from England – they’re aromatic in a way that’s different from their USA relations.  Definitely worth a few trial brews – here are the notes:

Archer

Flavour and Aroma:        

Floral with delicate hints of lime and peach

Bittering Characteristics:

Provides traditional, assertive British bitterness

Flavour Intensity:

6/10

About this Hop:

Archer is a new low trellis, wilt resistant hop variety from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program. Tolerant to powdery mildew. It combines classic British aroma with a citrus twist. Useful as copper and dry hop additions

Breeding:

Proprietary

Alpha acid:

4-6%

Beta acid: 

2-3%

Co-Humulone:

32-38%

 Total Oils:

0.6-0.8ml/100g

Myrcene:

20-25%

Humulene:

26-30%

Farnesene:

0.4%

 

Minstrel

Flavour and Aroma:

Spiced berries with orange citrus

Bittering Characteristics:

Mild bitterness, similar to Challenger

Flavour Intensity:

6/10

About this Hop:

Minstrel is a low trellis wilt resistant variety from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program. Tolerant to powdery mildew. High Farnesene gives beers brewed with Minstrel great fullness of flavour and depth

Breeding:

Proprietary

Alpha acid: 

5-7%

Beta acid:

3-3.5%

Co-Humulone:

22-26%

Total Oils:

0.5-0.7ml/100g

Myrcene:

22-25%

Humulene:

1-4%

Farnesene:

7-9%

 

Jester

Flavour and Aroma:

Jester has an intense, punchy aroma of new world proportions, with flavour notes of Grapefruit and tropical fruits

Bittering Characteristics:

Complex bitterness with fruity and herbal flavours

Flavour Intensity:

8/10

About this Hop:

Jester is from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program, it brings new world flavours to the UK. It is fairly tolerant of all diseases including wilt

Breeding:

Proprietary

Alpha acid:

7-9%

Beta acid: 

4-6%

Co-Humulone:

23-28%

Total Oils:

0.6-1.2ml/100g

Myrcene:

45-50%

Humulene:

2%

Farnesene:

0.1-0.2%