A Dual Purpose hop

Northern Brewer

United States

United States
Northern Brewer

aroma profile: Pine, Herbal, Cedar

Bred in England in 1934 from a Canterbury Golding plant and male seedling of Brewer's Gold, Northern Brewer is mainly grown in the United States and Germany. US Northern Brewer contains slightly higher alpha acids and high myrcene oil content resulting in herbal, wood and peppery aroma characteristics; it is suitable for any stage of the brewing process.

Aroma: Specific aroma descriptors include evergreen, wood and mint.

Brewing Values


Alpha Acid


Beta Acid


Total Oil

1-2 mL/100g
  • Alpha Acid
    7 - 10%
  • Beta Acid
    3.5 - 5.5%
  • Co-humulone
    30 - 34%
  • Total Oil
    1 - 2 mL/100g
  • B-Pinene
    0.4 - 0.7% of total oil
  • Myrcene
    35 - 45% of total oil
  • Linalool
    0.4 - 0.8% of total oil
  • Caryophyllene
    11 - 15% of total oil
  • Farnesene
    < 1.0% of total oil
  • Humulene
    27 - 31% of total oil
  • Geraniol
    0.1 - 0.2% of total oil

4 Brewer Reviews


Brewed a decoction Porter using Northern Brewer Hop Pellets in initial boil and Aroma, best beer I've ever made. Hops gave the beer a refreshing, crisp not too hoppy flavor, which is what I like in my beer

Paul | Jun 29th, 2016

Brewed a California Common with this hop for the first time. Great aroma with a good firm bitterness. I used 3 additions, 60, 15 and 1 min. I absolutely love the flavour. Will brew it again for sure.

Chris | Jun 24th, 2017

I did a coffee stout with 60min and 15min additions of Northern Brewer. The results were excellent. This hop gives a wonderful balance to roasted flavors in both stout and coffee. I will definitely use it again.

Sean | Jan 22nd, 2018

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