Hops

Hops-Meister Farm brought back the native Californian Ivanhoe® and Gargoyle® hops to help local craft brewmasters flavour their distinct award winning craft beers. 

Our California grown hops are certified ORGANIC and SUSTAINABLE.

The Hops-Meister fresh hops are available at California harvest time from August to September, ONE MONTH earlier than in Oregon and Washington. The Hops-Meister dry hops are available year round.

The Hallertau hops from Germany are available all year.

Hop Certification Harvest Substitute Alpha% Aroma Style Description
Cascade Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August Centennial 4.5 - 8.0 Grapefruit, Floral, Spice American style pale ale, Amber ale, IPA, Porter, Barleywine, Witbier

 

A classic USA aroma hop favored by many craft brewmasters for its.well-balanced blend of floral, spice and grapefruit.

Centennial Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August Cascade 7-12 Medium intensity Lemon, Floral American-style Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat

A popular dual purpose high alpha "super Cascade" used by many brewers for IPA's.

Chinook Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August Columbus 11.5-15 Grapefruit, Spicy, Pine IPA, Pale Ale, Stout, Porter, Barleywine

A dual purpose hop that is full nosed and heady with hints of crisp floral and pine.

Columbus Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August Chinook 14.0-17.5 Black pepper, Licorice, Citrus IPA, Imperial Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Lager, Barleywine

A high alpha hop that is primarily used for bittering purposes.

Gargoyle® Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August 4.0-6.0 Mango/tropical American style pale ale, Amber ale, IPA, Lager

Gargoyle® is one of Hops-Meister’s very own proprietary hop varieties that we have helped to revive. This Sonoma County Classic is a dual purpose hop with hints of mango, tropical, and floral.  This exciting hop will add a distinguising characteristic to any beer that it is in!

Ivanhoe® Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August 6.5-9.0 Mellow aroma with floral and herbal notes. Pale Ale, Lager, Stout

Ivanhoe® is Lake County’s very own hop variety that Hops-Meister has brought it back after a 100 year sabbatical.  Ivanhoe® is a California original that makes you think of grandma’s garden.  Hints of tomatillo, herbs, and veggies tantalize the nose of any beer that this is included in, and brought out through delicious pairings with food. Ivanhoe® is a dual purpose hop that has been named after the chivalrous farmer who gallantly permitted cuttings to be taken from his lands and offered many words of wisdom and encouragement to these pioneering California hops farmers.

Magnum Organic, Sustainable End of July to Late August Columbus, German Magnum 10-15.5 Very subtle spice and fruit characteristic IPA, Lager, Pilsner, stout

A clean bittering hop with subtle spice and floral notes.

Hop Certification Availability Substitute Alpha% Aroma Style Description
Cascade Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry Centennial 4.5 - 8.0 Grapefruit, Floral, Spice American style pale ale, Amber ale, IPA, Porter, Barleywine, Witbier

 

A classic USA aroma hop favored by many craft brewmasters for its.well-balanced blend of floral, spice and grapefruit.

Centennial Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry Cascade 7-12 Medium intensity Lemon, Floral American-style Pale Ale, IPA, Wheat

A popular dual purpose high alpha "super Cascade" used by many brewers for IPA's.

Chinook Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry Columbus 11.5-15 Grapefruit, Spicy, Pine IPA, Pale Ale, Stout, Porter, Barleywine

A dual purpose hop that is full nosed and heady with hints of crisp floral and pine.

Columbus Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry Chinook 14.0-17.5 Black pepper, Licorice, Citrus IPA, Imperial Ale, Pale Ale, Stout, Lager, Barleywine

A high alpha hop that is primarily used for bittering purposes.

Gargoyle® Organic, Sustainable Sold Out 4.0-6.0 Mango/tropical American style pale ale, Amber ale, IPA, Lager

Gargoyle® is one of Hops-Meister’s very own proprietary hop varieties that we have helped to revive. This Sonoma County Classic is a dual purpose hop with hints of mango, tropical, and floral.  This exciting hop will add a distinguising characteristic to any beer that it is in!

Glacier Organic, Sustainable Pellet 3.5-7.5 Plum, Blackberry, Wood English-style Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, English-style Bitter

A dual-purpose hop that provides smoothness and balanced bitterness in beers.

Ivanhoe® Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry 6.5-9.0 Mellow aroma with floral and herbal notes. Pale Ale, Lager, Stout

Ivanhoe® is Lake County’s very own hop variety that Hops-Meister has brought it back after a 100 year sabbatical.  Ivanhoe® is a California original that makes you think of grandma’s garden.  Hints of tomatillo, herbs, and veggies tantalize the nose of any beer that this is included in, and brought out through delicious pairings with food. Ivanhoe® is a dual purpose hop that has been named after the chivalrous farmer who gallantly permitted cuttings to be taken from his lands and offered many words of wisdom and encouragement to these pioneering California hops farmers.

Magnum Organic, Sustainable Pellet, Whole Dry Columbus, German Magnum 10-15.5 Very subtle spice and fruit characteristic IPA, Lager, Pilsner, stout

A clean bittering hop with subtle spice and floral notes.

Mt. Hood Organic, Sustainable Pellet 4.0-8.0 Herbal and pleasantly pungent Lager, Altbier, Bock, Helles, Wheat

An aroma hop that has similarities to German Hallerteau and German Hersbrucker with slightly pungent and spicy notes.

Hop Availability Alpha% Aroma Style Description
Ariana Pellet 10-13 Grapefruit

 

Ariana is a new aroma hop with high alpha characteristics and intense grapefruit and fruity flavors.

Callista Sold Out 2-5 Strawberry

 

Callista is a new aroma hop variety with strawberry characteristics and smooth classic noble notes.

Herkules Pellet 12-17 Robust, Melon Lager, Altbier, German-style Ale

 

Herkules is a high alpha bittering hop with citrus and melon notes..

Magnum Pellet 11-16 Apple, Pepper IPA, Lager, Pilsner, Stout

Magnum is a high alpha hop with floral, fruity and hoppy notes.

Perle Pellet 4-9 Mint, Tea, Pepper Wheat, Lager, Kolsch, Pilsner

 

Perle is an aroma hop with notes of fruit, floral, spice and mint.

Polaris Pellet 18-23 Mint, Pineapple, Menthol Stout, IPA, Double IPA

 

Polaris is a high alpha dual purpose hop with intense floral and delicate mint notes.

The hops listed below are on sale at the Lupulin Exchange website.