Willamette Hops was named after the mighty river that pours through the Willamette Valley in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. It was developed and released by the U.S.D.A in 1976 and has taken root on the craft brewing industry and accounts for about 20% of total U.S. hops acreage. Willamette was a triploid seedling of Fuggle, which is a quintessential English variety that has shaped decades of brewing.
Willamette Hops is an aroma variety with a low alpha acid content at 4.0%-6.0%. Although it can contribute slightly to the bittering of abrew, Willamette dominates its usage for its flavor and aroma. Of the oils in Willamette, myrcene (30.0%-55.0%), humulene (20.0%-30.0%), as well as farnesene (5.0%-6.0%) are all elevated above the norm. This results in a delicate peppery herbacious spice that has both fruit and floral essence .
Aroma: Delicate & Pleasant, Slightly Spicy
Brewing Usage: Aroma
Alpha Acids: 4.0-6.0%
Beta Acids: 3.0-4.5%
Common Beer Styles:
Irish Red Ale
Nut Brown Ale
India Pale Ale
Extra Special Ale
Simi Valley Home Brew stocks only the freshest hops which are all stored in the freezer in airtight containers! We have over 60 varieties in stock in our shop, so if there is something you need and don't see, ASK! We are here to make your craft brews great!