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Meet the Next Generation of Hops: ID-158, HBC 1019, and HBC 472 from Yakima Valley Hops

Discover Our New Hops at Schoolhouse Brewing! We're excited to introduce three new hop varieties from Yakima Valley Hops: ID-158, HBC 1019, and HBC 472. Each of these unique hops brings distinct flavors and aromas to our brews: ID-158: Experience the refreshing notes of citrus and pine. HBC 1019: Enjoy the vibrant tropical fruit and floral essence. HBC 472: Savor the herbal and spicy character. Join us at Schoolhouse Brewing and taste the difference these exceptional hops make in our craft beers. Cheers to new flavors and unforgettable brews!

Hey there, hopheads and homebrewers! We’ve got some exciting news that’s sure to make your brew days even better. Schoolhouse Brewing has just received three brand-new hop varieties from the legendary Yakima Valley Hops, and we’re thrilled to introduce them to you. Get ready to meet ID-158, HBC 1019, and HBC 472 – your new best friends in the brewhouse. Let’s dive into what makes these hops so special and how you can use them to elevate your homebrews.

ID-158: The Citrus Sensation

First up, we have ID-158, a hop that’s bursting with zesty citrus goodness. This hop is perfect for those who love bright, refreshing brews. Here’s what you need to know:

Alpha Acids: 11-13%
Beta Acids: 5-6%

Flavor Profile: ID-158 is all about citrus. Think juicy oranges, tangy tangerines, and a hint of lemon zest. This hop also brings a subtle floral note that adds complexity to your brew.

Best Styles to Use: This hop shines in IPAs, Pale Ales, and Wheat Beers. Its vibrant citrus character is perfect for creating a refreshing summer brew or adding a burst of flavor to your favorite IPA recipe.

HBC 1019: The Berry Bomb

Next, let’s talk about HBC 1019, a hop that’s making waves with its unique berry flavors. If you’re looking to add a fruity twist to your beers, HBC 1019 is the hop for you.

Alpha Acids: 12-14%
Beta Acids: 4-5%

Flavor Profile: HBC 1019 is a berry lover’s dream. Expect notes of ripe strawberries, blackberries, and a hint of blueberry. There’s also a subtle earthy undertone that balances out the fruitiness.

Best Styles to Use: HBC 1019 is a fantastic choice for Saisons, Farmhouse Ales, and Fruit Beers. Its berry character can also add a delightful twist to IPAs and Pale Ales, making it a versatile addition to your hop arsenal.

HBC 472: The Creamy Coconut Craze

Last but certainly not least, we have HBC 472, a hop that’s gaining attention for its creamy coconut and woodsy flavors. This hop is perfect for those looking to experiment

with unique and intriguing flavor profiles in their homebrews.

Alpha Acids: 9-11%
Beta Acids: 4-5%

Flavor Profile: HBC 472 offers a truly distinctive flavor experience. Imagine creamy coconut, with hints of vanilla and a touch of oak. There’s also a mild herbal undertone that rounds out this hop’s complex profile.

Best Styles to Use: This hop is a game-changer for stouts, porters, and darker ales. Its creamy and woodsy notes add depth and complexity, making it an excellent choice for barrel-aged beers. Additionally, HBC 472 can bring a unique twist to IPAs and pale ales for those adventurous brewers looking to push the boundaries of hop flavor.

Brewing with the New Kids on the Block

As you start planning your next brew day, consider how these new hops can enhance your creations. Whether you’re looking to add a burst of citrus to a summer IPA, a berry explosion to a saison, or a creamy coconut touch to a stout, ID-158, HBC 1019, and HBC 472 offer exciting possibilities.

Here are a few tips for brewing with these hops:

  1. Experiment with Hop Combinations: Don’t be afraid to mix these new hops with your existing favorites. Combining different hop varieties can lead to unexpected and delightful flavor profiles.
  2. Adjust Your Hop Schedule: Consider where in your brewing process these hops will have the most impact. Dry hopping with ID-158 can enhance its citrus aroma, while adding HBC 472 late in the boil can bring out its creamy coconut character.
  3. Take Notes: Keep detailed brewing notes to track how these new hops influence your beer. This will help you fine-tune your recipes and make adjustments for future batches.

Join the Hoppy Revolution

We can’t wait to see what incredible beers you’ll create with these new hop varieties from Yakima Valley Hops. Share your brewing adventures with us on social media using #SchoolhouseBrewing, and let’s celebrate the hoppy goodness together.

Happy brewing, friends! May your fermenters be full and your beers be hoppy. Cheers to new flavors and endless brewing possibilities!

More Info at Yakima Valley Hops

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need more tips on using these fantastic new hops. We’re here to help you make the most of your brewing journey also check out our Hop Substitution Chart