Reintroducing HBC 366


Following the harvest season, you may have seen a new hop variety brand name, Ekuanot™, featured in many of this year’s fresh hop ales. Ekuanot™, pronounced Ee-kwa-not, is actually the replacement name for Equinox™ brand HBC 366 hops. Although the HBC 366 variety has a new name, Ekuanot™ brand hops are still the consistent, high quality hops previously sold under...

Understanding CTZ Hops


When it comes to selecting a hop variety, customers often ask two questions. First, what hop variety is best for a specific beer style and second, what varieties can be substituted if the original recommendation is not readily available or known. While we at YCH can make recommendations for hop variety selections, brewers themselves often share ideas and group different...

Supplying Proprietary Varieties


At YCH HOPS, we are committed to providing our customers with a large selection of high quality hops in order to bring innovative brewing ideas to life. We would not be able to accomplish this without the support of our growers and hop breeders that are dedicated to keeping up with this evolving industry through the development and growth of...

Golding Hops


Golding hops consist of a group of traditional English aroma varieties which have been cultivated since the early 1700s. Typically, brewers consider these hops to be “quintessentially English,” displaying low alpha and mild, yet versatile aroma characteristics. The Golding cultivar originated in England and was named after villages in East Kent including Petham, Rothersham, Canterbury and Eastwell. While “Golding” is...

Oregon Hop Varieties


While Washington State is the largest producer of hops in the United States, growing more than 43,000 acres of hops each year, many do not know that Oregon was once the nation’s hop capital. Around 1850, farmer’s realized the state’s great hop growing potential and planted the first hops on the West Coast. Like Germany, Oregon is located on the...

Hop Comparison: Vanguard vs. Ultra


You’re in the midst of your pre-brew-day prep and putting pen to paper as you concoct your next recipe. With a few beer styles in mind, you open up your cooler to evaluate your current hop stash, wondering where to even begin. Before heading to Google to search for inspiration, stop by the hop varieties page on our website (ychhops.com)...

Cascade: The Birth of a...


Since its release in 1972, Cascade has grown to become one of the most recognizable varieties by both brewers and beer consumers alike. Despite the emergence of several popular proprietary varieties in recent years, Cascade has remained the number one most utilized variety in craft brewing since 2007, when the Brewers Association released its first hop usage report. What many...

New Hop Variety Release: Loral™...


The Hop Breeding Company, a joint venture between John I. Haas and Select Botanicals Group, continues to quench brewers’ insatiable thirst for vibrant hops and bold brews with the release of another exciting new hop variety. After 14 years in the making, LORAL™ Brand HBC 291 cv. has been chosen for its versatility and unique blend of noble and American...

Experimental Hop Released


News of the recent home brew exclusive testing of experimental hop variety HBC 438 has been creating a buzz throughout the home brew community since its release announcement at the 2015 National Homebrewers’ Conference. We are happy to report that these highly anticipated hops are now hitting the shelves at home brew stores throughout the United States.HBC 438 hop pellets...