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Brewer's Gold (US) Hop United States of America Hop

Brewer's Gold (US) Hop

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Purpose:Bittering
Country:United States of America (USA)
International Code:BGO
Cultivar/Brand ID:C9a

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Origin of Brewer's Gold (US) Hops

Bred at Wye College in 1919, Brewer’s Gold is an ancestor to many major high alpha hops including Sterling, Galena, Horizon, Centennial and Nugget.

Flavor & Aroma Profile of Brewer's Gold (US) Hops

Brewer's Gold (US) is a bittering hop that is commonly used only to bitter the beer during brewing, and not for too much flavor and aromas.

It is an English variety, however American-grown Brewer’s Gold contains higher levels of alpha acids than its English counterpart. This hop has hints of black currant and spicy aromas.

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Brewing Values for Brewer's Gold (US) Hops

These are the common ranges that we've seen with Brewer's Gold (US) hops over the years. Each year's crop can yield hops that have slightly different qualities, so these number ranges are based on history.

Alpha Acid % (AA)
Alpha acids are the main source of bitterness in beer. Longer boil times will result in isomerization of more alpha acids leading to increased bitterness.
8-11%
9.5% avg
Beta Acid %Beta acids are a component of hop resins responsible for contributing volatile aromatic and flavor properties. Beta acids contribute no bitterness.4-6.5%
5.3% avg
Alpha-Beta RatioThe ratio of alpha to beta acids dictates the degree to which bitterness fades during aging. 1:1 ratios are common in aroma varieties.1:1 - 3:1
2:1 avg
Co-Humulone as % of AlphaLow cohumulone hops impart a smoother bitterness when added to the boil as opposed to higher ones that add a sharper bitterness to the final beer.40-48%
44% avg
Total Oils (mL/100g)These highly volatile, not very soluble oils are easily boiled off, but add flavor and aroma to the finished beer when added very late in the boil or during fermentation. Learn more »1.5-3 mL
2.3mL avg
Total Oil Breakdown:
›  MyrceneFlavors: resinous, citrus, fruity (β-myrcene) 40-60%
50% avg
›  HumuleneFlavors: woody, noble, spicy (α-caryophyllene) 12-18%
15% avg
›  CaryophylleneFlavors: pepper, woody, herbal (β-caryophyllene) 8-12%
10% avg.
›  FarneseneFlavors: fresh, green, floral (β-farnesene) 0-1%
0.5% avg
›  All OthersIncluding β-pinene, linalool, geranoil & selinene 9-40%

Beer Styles using Brewer's Gold (US) Hops

Some popular beer styles that make use of the Brewer's Gold (US) hop include German Ale, Belgian Ale & English Ale.

Brewer's Gold (US) Hop Substitutions

If the Brewer's Gold (US) hop is hard to find or if you are simply out of it on brew day, you can try to substitute it with one of these other hops for a similar outcome:

New! Use our data-driven hop substitute tool to find your Brewer's Gold (US) substitution!

Is Brewer's Gold (US) available as Cryo/Lupulin powder?

Unfortunately, there is no lupulin powder version of the Brewer's Gold (US) hop. Neither Yakima Chief Hops (Cryo/LupuLN2) nor Haas (Lupomax) have created versions of this hop in lupulin powder form yet. This new type of hop product is pure concentrated lupulin powder, which leads to more flavor when used in the whirlpool or dry hop additions.


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References:
  1. https://beermaverick.com/the-most-common-hops-used-in-ipas/
  2. https://beermaverick.com/analyzing-the-usa-hop-production-statistics-of-2019/

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