Cascade hops, a base of American craft brewing, offer a wide variety of flavors and aromas that elevate any beer style.
First introduced in the 1950s, having been developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s breeding program in Oregon, these hops have become iconic for their versatility and unique characteristics.
With a moderate alpha acid content, Cascade imparts a balanced bitterness to the beer, making it suitable for many applications. But it’s the mesmerizing aroma that sets Cascade apart. Dominated by floral notes, this hop variety also exudes a delightful bouquet of citrus, including grapefruit and lemon.
Brewers particularly appreciate Cascade’s performance in late boil additions and dry hopping, where it delivers its full aromatic potential. Whether you’re crafting a refreshing Pale Ale, a zesty IPA, or even a complex Stout, Cascade hops can be the secret ingredient that transforms your beer into a remarkable experience.
Beyond its aromatic allure, Cascade hops also contribute to the beer’s overall balance and complexity.
Cascade hops remain a beloved classic among brewers for their exceptional aroma, versatile bitterness, and the ability to infuse beers with a delightful medley of floral and citrusy goodness.
Embrace the legacy of American craft brewing with Cascade hops in your next beer adventure.
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