Cascade Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’)
Why mess with success? Incredibly popular Cascade Hop (Humulus lupulus ‘Cascade’) is a craft brewmaster’s delight.
Both bold and well-balanced, the Cascade Hop variety was first developed and introduced by the USDA breeding program and Oregon State University. The goal was to boost North American beer production and give an American hops alternative for the brewing industry.
Named after the beautiful Northwest mountain range that nurtured it when it was first developed in the 1950’s, Cascade Hop has grown to become the favored hop of craft breweries all across America. Cascade gives beers, ales and lagers a distinctly “American” taste, completely unlike European versions.
These days, people across the country are growing these gorgeous bines to turn profits and run small-scale brewing.
Cascade features a spicy flavor with floral hints. Typically used in Pale Ale and IPA recipes, Cascade Hops can also be added to Blonde Ale, Hefeweizen and even Porter.
Full-bodied, unique floral flavor with moderate bitterness is the hallmark of Cascade. Some even swear that it features a welcome note of fresh grapefruit.
Aroma-type Cascade Hops are usually added to the last 15 minutes of the boil to impart a flavorful finish. But this special variety can also pull double duty on the bittering side of the process.
Cascade Hop is a perennial bine that produces a large harvest of dark green, compact cones and comes back year after year.
Growing Hops takes a bit of dedication, but there is nothing more satisfying than a class of truly homemade ale. Who knows? Your craft brewed hobby may just grow into a legacy for your family.
|Common name||Cascade Hop|
|Botanical name||Humulus lupulus 'Cascade'|
|Height||12 - 15 ft.|
|Width||6 - 10 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Autumn|
|Flower color||Yellow Green|