Hopsschool BD2This week we learn about Cascade Hops.  The quintessential Hops for  North America.

Cascade was developed in the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1972. Derived from a cross between fuggles and the Russian hop Serebrianker. It is characterized by a dark green elongated cone which contains low amounts of alpha acids. The aroma is of medium strength and very distinct. A pleasant, flowery and spicy, citrus-like. Good for flavor and aroma, but an acceptable bittering hop. Can be used for most any Ales and Lagers. It’s Alpha Acid can be as low as 4% or as high as 7.5%. Most likely the most popular hop in North America.

Beers with Cascade Hops:Deschutes-Brewing1
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Deschutes Mirror Pond
Green Flash Extra Pale
New Belgium Mighty Arrow Pale Ale
Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA