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Alpha Acid

Beta Acid


Oil Composition

Myrcene: 40-60%, Humulene: 10-17%, Farnesene: <1%

Total Oil

Flavour Intensity


Use in brewing

Bittering hop.

Galena is generally perceived as an excellent high alpha hop with balanced bittering potential. The very strong tomcat / blackcurrant aroma characteristics are similar to that of the old Bullion variety which for many years was used in Guinness. A very strong fruity character can be achieved with this variety.


Nugget, Columbus


The Galena cultivar was selected from an open-pollinated cross from Brewers Gold, it is a bitter variety that was developed in Idaho in the late 1970s. Released in 1978 it is now a major U.S. High Alpha hop.


Galena is a fair yielding bitter variety that matures mid-season. It is grown in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. It is moderately susceptible to Downy Mildew and is susceptible to Prunus necrotic ring spot virus. Aphid and mite control can become a problem with this variety.


Very good

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Charles Faram has been established as merchants of hops and hop products for over 150 years. The company, which was originally based in  Worcester, now resides in the small hamlet of Newland, situated at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills.


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