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Cryo Hops® Pellets – Now Available in 5 New Varieties

by | Oct 25, 2019

Yakima Chief Hops officially released Cryo Hops® pellets three years ago, and it quickly became the talk of the commercial brewing community as customers put the new product to the test – discovering its capabilities in terms of flavor enhancements, efficiency improvements and overall brewing quality. We’re proud to say it is loved by both the mad scientists and the traditional artisans of the industry.

Cryo Hops® pellets were originally produced in our most popular aroma varieties, including Citra®, Amarillo®, Mosaic®, and Simcoe®, earning a spotlight among beer drinkers as seen on the shelves of local grocery stores. Now it’s time to see what additional varieties are suited for cryogenic temperatures…

Our technical solutions and production teams worked together to select additional varieties for advanced production, focusing on some of the juiciest varieties that are best enhanced by Cryo Hops® processing. Learn more about the five new additional varieties below, now available in Cryo Hops® pellets.

Idaho 7® Brand J-007

Idaho 7® Brand J-007 was bred and released by Jackson Farms near Boise, Idaho. Idaho 7® presents as pungent tropical fruit and citrus (think apricot, orange, red grapefruit, papaya) with big notes of resiny pine and hints of black tea.

PINEAPPLE • PEACH • PINE • RESIN • MANGO BLACK TEA

IPA • PALE ALE • WHEAT

Alpha – 21-25%

Oil – 3-5 mL per 100g

Sabro™ HBC 438 

Sabro™ HBC 438 is the newest release from the Hop Breeding Company. Sabro™ is an aroma hop that is notable for its complexity of fruity and citrus flavors. Sabro’s™ pedigree is the result of a unique cross pollination of a female neomexicanus hop. With a robust brewing performance, Sabro™ proves to be a strongly expressive hop that translates its flavor incredibly well into beer.

CITRUS • STONE FRUIT COCONUT • TROPICAL FRUIT HERBAL

IPA • SAISON • PORTER • STOUT FRUIT BEER • AMERICAN PALE ALE

Alpha – 23-27%

Oil – 2-4 mL per 100g

Ahtanum® YCR 1

Bred by Yakima Chief Ranches, Ahtanum® YCR 1 is an aroma-type cultivar used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering. The variety is named after the location where Charles Carpenter established the first hop farm east of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State in 1869.

GRAPEFRUIT • FLORAL CEDAR

LAGER • IPA • PALE ALE

Alpha – 8-12%

Oil – 2-4 mL per 100g

Azacca® Brand ADHA 483

Azacca® Brand ADHA 483, named for the Haitian god of agriculture, is a hop big in citrus and tropical fruit tones. It’s excellent aromatic qualities have quickly made Azacca® a go-to hop for late and dry hop additions in varying styles of beer.

MANGO • PAPAYA • ORANGE • GRAPEFRUIT LEMON • PINEY • SPICY • PINEAPPLE • GRASSY TROPICAL FRUIT • CITRUS

AMERICAN-STYLE ALE • IPA • SAISON

Alpha – 18-22%

Oil – 2-4 mL per 100g

Cashmere

Released by Washington State University in 2013, Cashmere is a daughter of Cascade, containing Northern Brewer germplasm through the male parent. It contains higher alpha acid content than Cascade and twice as much humulene providing smooth bitterness and a mild citrus fruit aroma.

MELON • LEMON • LIME SPICE

IPA

Alpha – 12-16%

Oil – 2-4 mL per 100g

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**PLEASE NOTE: These additional varieties are only available for commercial brewers only at this time. If you need further assistance, please feel free to call Customer Service at YCH directly at (509) 453-4792 to help you fulfill your order. Homebrewers are encouraged to visit our site at shop.yakimachief.com to view the varieties that are available in homebrew packaging sizes.