Newport hops are used for bittering and to provide an earthy, citrus and wine aroma to your beer. Newport hops are great for many ales, stouts, and barley wine. These hops are especially known for their resistance to mildew and their medium to large sized cones. If you’re looking to buy Newport Hops for your next batch of beer you can pick them up at The Hoppy Brewer in Gresham. Learn more about Newport Hops below.
Origin and Description
Newport Hops was developed by the USDA as a descendant from Hallertauer Magnum Hopscrossed with a male USDA variety. Newport was designed to battle mildew, and was done with success. Newport is 18.8% Brewers Gold, 12.5% Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, 6.3% Late Grape, 4.6% Belgium 31, 3.1% Fuggle, and 54.7% unknown.
Newport Hops was released in 2002, and is an alpha hops used primarily for bittering in beer. Newport has an alpha acid rating at 14.5%-17.0% and has a high beta acid count at 7.2%-9.1%. Newport also shares in a very high co-humulone content at 36.0%-38.0% which can add some off flavors. Of the oils myrcene is very high, and itself carries an earthy citrus blend with tones of wine sometimes balsamic. Newport is best used at the beginning or mid boil for bittering purposes in beer batches.
Newport helped pull the northwest out of disease crisis in the late 90’s. Its resistance to downy mildew and powdery mildew has helped in its success. Newport produces good yields at 1990-2250 lbs/acre of medium to large size moderately loose cones. This middle of the road grower is ideal for beer styles such as American Ales, and India Pale Ales. Its also ideal for Holiday Ales, and Barley Wines.
Visit The Hoppy Brewer in Gresham to browse our selection of hops including our Newport Hops.
SRC: Learn details about Newport Hops Characteristics at: http://beerlegends.com/newport-hops