Breeding/Development: Oregon, USA. The granddaddy of American craft brewing hops, Cascade was bred in 1956 through a USDA program and first released in 1972. Its ancestry includes English Fuggle and Russian Serebrianka.
Brewing Application: The classic finishing hop for countless craft ales, Cascade’s unmistakable character is right at home in pale ales, blondes, wheats, IPAs, stouts, porters … pretty much any American craft style. Can serve as a soloist in single-hop formulations.
Sensory: Famously citrus-like (particularly ruby red grapefruit) with prominent floral tones. Medium intensity.
Alpha Acid Range: 4.5 -7.0%
Beta Acid Range: 4.8 – 7.0%
Co-Humulone as % of alpha: 33 – 40
Total oils mL/100 gr.: 0.7 – 1.4
Myrcene: 45 – 60%
Humulene: 14 – 20%
Caryophyllene: 5 – 9%
Farnesene: 6 – 9%
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen and light-barrier packages.