This 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 –
Sierra Nevada PaleAle
Bear Republic Brewing Company Racer 5 India Pale Ale
Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Ale
Ithaca Beer Company Apricot Wheat
El Toro Brewing Company Poppy Jasper Amber Ale
Green Flash Brewing Company West Coast IPA
Port Brewing Company Sharkbite Red