Galena was bred in 1968 from an open pollination of an unknown male with Brewers Gold. Released in 1978, it continues to enjoy success as a multipurpose high-alpha variety. Given its high alpha and crop yield, Galena is most often found as a classic bittering hop, in much the same vein as Nugget and its descendants. But it is sometimes employed as a finishing hop. It has a mild to moderate character, with a surprisingly pleasant tropical citrus quality. Galena can also have a slightly ‘rustic’ edge which belies its Brewers Gold ancestry
|Hop Type:||Dual Purpose|
|Alpha Acid:||13 - 15%|
|Similar Varieties:||Columbus, Nugget, Cluster, Chinook|
|Common Styles:||American or English-style Ale, IPA|
Hop Storage Policy
To preserve freshness, all of our hops are stored frozen in nitrogen flushed; oxygen and light barrier foil packages. Hops lot codes are available on request.
Hop vendor and package printing may vary depending on market availability.
Some 1lb hops are stored in our off-site freezer facility. You can confirm the hops are in store and ready for pickup by placing an in store pickup order and waiting for a ready pickup confirmation. In store pickup orders placed by 2:00 PM are ready for pickup after 3:00 PM.