Hop of Month – CASCADE
Author: Dermott Dowling | Beerly Managing Director at BeerCo
Cascade is the most widely grown hop in the world and for good reason. Developed by the USDA breeding program in Oregon and released as a U.S. aroma variety in 1972 Cascade first shot to prominent notoriety in the craft brewing industry with one of the founding beers and breweries of craft – Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Aroma descriptors are medium intense floral, citrus and grapefruit tones and Cascade is a versatile hop from boil to late and dry hopping. Features prominently in US, AU and new world craft breweries as a great back-up or character building hop reliable and dependable for the modern brewer.
Cascade has medium lower alpha and beta acids and oil content making it well balanced and is often found with partners like Centennial, Chinook and Citra or Columbus hops in US style hop forward ales. Used as a late flavour addition it can pair nicely with other US bittering hops like Nugget and Warrior.
Cascade is a classic hop for good reason and will continue to be grown and used in brewing for many decades to come we hop!
Pack Sizes Available:
Cascade Hops are available now to buy in the BeerCo Shop in a variety of sizes for small batches to BIG BREWS!