Hops – The Spice of Beer

Our ancestors were aware of hops; however there is no compelling evidence to suggest that the first brewers actually used hops. The first record of hopped beer comes from pot remains dated around 0 C.E. a quite unexpected location, northern Italy, a detail which I imagine angers many Germans. Hops emerge in our medieval records around 800 C.E., with suggestions …

Hop Varieties and Personality Groups

Each hop type has its own aroma profile, revealing its unique blend of aromatic oils. This also varies by where the hops are produced, and changes slightly from year to year. Getting a good understanding on the detailed aroma profiles of the different varieties is a hard task for all brewers, made even trickier by the fact that our terminology …

Hop Varieties In Detail

Below is a list containing information regarding the majority of hops varieties which are available to buy today. No single merchant will sell all of them. Some boutique varieties can be hard to source, so you may have to be flexible. Nevertheless, there are always plenty of hop choices for making great beers. If you need find an alternative to …