Sterling Hops Guide

Sterling Hops Guide

Adored for its prominent aromas and promising bitter properties, the Sterling Hop is a delightful hop variety created by Dr. Cal Skotland. Sterling is a versatile all-American dual-purpose hop with roots tracing back to Europe, particularly Germany and Czechoslovakia.  Sterling is prized and sought-after for its complex essential oil composition, which is unique and unlike …

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liberty hops guide

Liberty Hops Guide – Should You Use this American Hop Instead of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher?

I think that noble hops such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüher are some of the best varieties to use for beer, and this is why I like brewing with Liberty hops to offer a slightly American edge to my homebrews. Liberty shares many characteristics with Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but I think there are enough differences that allow this …

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Glacier Hops Guide

Glacier Hops Guide: Everything You Need to know about this Versatile Hop

As far as versatile dual-purpose hop varieties go, Glacier is up there with the best. Glacier is a complex all-American hop variety created by the Washington State University, WA, USA.  Glacier Hops are coveted for their delicate and well-balanced bittering qualities while delivering delightful aromas in all hop additions. Additionally, Glacier is ideal for dry-hopping …

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Best Breweries in Michigan

Best Breweries in Michigan: Where to Find the Most Interesting and Exciting Beers

Michigan is a state in the Upper Mid-Western region of the United States. Located in the Great Lakes Region, locals are truly blessed with beauty and outstanding natural resources. Michigan is a great place to live and a great place to visit. There is a new aura in the New World Michigan, with the economy …

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hallertau hops guide

Hallertau Hops Guide

As someone who thoroughly enjoys brewing (and drinking!) German-style beer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, is a favorite type of hop of mine. I love working with noble flavors, particularly to create European pilsners and lagers; however, I’ve made several lovely tasting lagers and pilsners with Hallertau hops. Hallertau hops are an American version of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but …

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