Today our landscape team in partnership with Chester River Landscaping is officially planting hops at THE INN. Over 250 individual plants will be planted today that will consist of four different varietals (descriptions detailed below). As the plants mature over the coming weeks, string will be added from the ground to the top wire of the trellis structure to help direct the vine. We anticipate some of these plants to grow up to one foot a day, that's right ONE FOOT a day. Before we know it we will have a beautiful wall of hops.
- CASCADE HOPS
- Aroma Profile: Floral, Citrus, Spicy
- Originating from the USDA-ARA breeding program, Cascade is an aroma type cultivar bred in 1956 and released in 1972. It is the most popular variety in craft brewing and is known for having a unique floral, spicy character with balanced bittering potential. Cascade is tolerant to downy mildew and has good pickability of medium size, compact cones.
- GOLDING HOPS
- Aroma Profile: Floral, Fruity, Herbal
- Golding hops consist of a group of traditional English aroma varieties which have been cultivated since 1790. The cultivar originated in England and were name after villages in East Kent (Petham, Rothersham, Canterbury, Eastwell). US Golding is the Canterbury strain. It is susceptible to downy mildew, but has good pickability of small size, moderately compact cones.
- MAGNUM HOPS
- A Bittering Hop
- Bred in 1980 in Hüll at the German Hop Research Institute, Magnum is a high alpha cultivar that is often used as the base bittering variety. It is tolerant to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew and has poor pickability of large size, compact cones. Magnum does not display any distinct aroma characteristics.
- COLUMBUS HOPS
- Aroma Profile: Earthy, Citrus, Spicy
- Selected by Charles Zimmerman for Hopunion, Inc., Columbus is a high alpha variety that has found favor with craft brewers in dual purpose applications. It is often referred to as CTZ, standing for Columbus, Tomahawk®, and Zeus.
*Descriptions pulled from YCHHOPS