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German Hops

Discover German Hops for Creative Brewers

Germany’s four main hop growing regions (Hallertau, Tettnang, Spalt, and Elbe-Saale) produce an amazing variety of excellent hops.

For a long time, German hops were mostly associated with noble hops, having subtle herbal, floral, and spicy aromas. These more "traditional" varieties (think Hallertau Mittelfrüh or Tettnanger hops) were commonly best suited for classic beer styles like Pilsners, Lagers, or Wheat Beers. But Germany has also always been a centre for hop research and innovation.

Newer hop varieties developed by Hüll Hop Research Center really pack a punch and can add an incredibly interesting array of flavours to your beer. New varieties like Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon are sweet, tropical, fruity and work well in IPAs and NEIPAs. 

Hallertauer Mittelfrüh and Hallertauer Tradition are still a great choice for your staple Lager beers. If you're brewing classic styles, why not try out a bittering bomb like Herkules, which clock in at over 17% alpha?

Hallertau Blanc hops with gooseberry and elderflower aromas can be a great alternative to Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand.

Some of the most popular US hop varieties are now also grown in Germany. If you love the flavours of all-American Amarillo®, why not try German Amarillo® hops with their unique aroma and distinctive stone-fruit flavours?

German hops undergo one of the most stringent quality assurance and provenance processesd in the hop industry. This includes complete traceability, from field to warehouse, so you can be sure you only receive authentic German hops. 

Take your time and enjoy the flavour variety German hops offer. If you have any questions about German hops, please just get in touch.