Our Centennial Hops have been described as “BEAUTIFUL” by local home brewers.
Plant Stock Sourced from Summit Plant Labs Colorado (Clean Plant Network) Cultivated in Ontario
Current Availability of Dried Whole leaf Hops in Vacuum Sealed packets is:
approximately 1 lbs
Origin and Description
Centennial Hops is a celebration of the gods in a medium compact cone form. Named after the Washington State festival sharing the same name, this variety was another brain child of the USDA. Once again, Brewer’s Gold Hops was used along with Fuggle, East Kent Golding, Bavarian, and one other unknown variety to produce this dark yellow lupine producer. Having said that, Centennial Hops are not the easiest variety to grow here in Ontario. They can be quite fickle and susceptible to a variety of hop predators. Don’t be surprized to see Centennial hops selling at a premium compared to other varieties. However, they are worth it.
Centennial Hops was first created in 1974 and boasts an alpha acid rating of 9.5%-11.5%. It is sometimes referred to as a Super Cascade, however it is lighter on the citrus aromas. Centennial works undoubtedly well in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, where some bottom line bitterness in beer is needed with the top end aroma. The floral flavor and aroma of this variety is evident in many commercial beers.
Centennial has seen a resurgence in both the beer making and hops growing industry. In its short life, it has seen rise and fall, and is now on an upswing. Its versatility in different beer styles, resistance to disease and fungus, and moderate storability will keep Centennial in the North American mainstream for some time to come.
Centennial Hops Usage
Centennial hops is commonly used for both its aromatic qualities as well as its bittering qualities.
Centennial Hops Characteristics
Below is a list of characteristics for centennial hops.
Centennial Hops Acid Composition
|Alpha Acid Composition||9.5%-11.5%|
|Beta Acid Composition||3.5%-4.5%|