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Divert from the norm!

Divert from the norm!

By Andrew Whalley, International Sales Manager

Should you, would you?

It seems that most new beer brands that are now on offer in the market tend to follow the same hops variety profile, and although these are great hops, it’s getting a tad repetitive.

Should you try a different variety for the now popular beer styles?

Would you dare to try something different to the usual suspects? 

Creative juices

Here at Charles Faram, we have put our creative juices to work and have come up with a list of alternatives to some of the more well used varieties. There’s a wide range of varieties that will work extremely well in ‘that’ NEIPA, IPA, DIPA, or Milkshake, and the world is your oyster. With the 150, or so, varieties on offer, we believe that brewers may want to produce a beer with a point of difference, so we have the following lists of hop suggestions.

Our suggestions for a NEIPA

UK VARIETIES 
Bramling CrossSpicy, blackcurrant
BullionSpicy, blackcurrant
Cascade UKLychees, floral, grapefruit
Chinook UKGrapefruit, citrus, pine
ErnestCitrus, pineapple
Harlequin™Peach, pineapple, passion fruit
Jester®Grapefruit, lychees, blackcurrant
Keyworths EarlyLemon, grapefruit
Keyworths Mid-SeasonCitrus, blackcurrant
Mystic™Citrus, blackcurrant, passionfruit
Olicana®Mango, grapefruit, passionfruit
NEW ZEALAND VARIETIES 
Pacifica™Herbal, orange, citrus
Rakau™Tropical fruit, passionfruit, pine needles
Waimea™Tangerine, citrus, pine needles
AMERICAN VARIETIES 
Amarillo®Floral, citrus, orange
CascadeLychees, floral, grapefruit
CentennialLemon, herbal, resinous
CometGrapefruit, spicy
Mount HoodHerbal, grapefruit
Summit™Pink grapefruit, orange

Our suggestions for a West Coast IPA

 

UK VARIETIES 
Bramling CrossSpicy, blackcurrant
ErnestCitrus, pineapple
Harlequin™Peach, pineapple, passion fruit
Jester®Grapefruit, lychees, blackcurrant
Mystic™Citrus, blackcurrant, passionfruit
Olicana®Mango, grapefruit, passionfruit
NEW ZEALAND VARIETIES 
Dr RudiLemongrass, Pine, Grassy
Green BulletPine, plum, black pepper
TaihekeFloral, lemon, grapeffruit
Pacifica™Herbal, orange, citrus
Rakau™Tropical fruit, passionfruit, pine needles
Waimea™Tangerine, citrus, pine needles
AMERICAN VARIETIES 
Amarillo®Floral, citrus, orange
CascadeLychees, floral, grapefruit
CentennialLemon, herbal, resinous
CometGrapefruit, spicy
Mount HoodHerbal, grapefruit
Summit™Pink grapefruit, orange

Our suggestions for a BRUT IPA

 
UK VARIETIES
Admiral Resinous, orangey, citrus
Archer™ Lime, apricot, peach, floral
Endeavour Blackcurrant, spicy, grapefruit
Ernest Citrus, pineapple
First Gold Orange, marmalade, spicy
Godiva™ Tangerine, white grape, spicy
Minstrel™ Spiced berries, orange, herbal
Mystic™ Citrus, blackcurrant, passionfruit
Olicana® Mango, grapefruit, passionfruit
NEW ZEALAND VARIETIES
Nelson Sauvin™ Gooseberry, grapefruit
Pacific Gem™ Blackberry, oak, pine
Rakau™ Tropical fruit, passionfruit, pine needles
Wai-iti™ Mandarin, lemon, lime zest

So, break away from the crowd, and give something from above a go. Who knows, it may become your best selling beer!