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    Mt. Hood

    BREWING PROFILE

    Fresh cut cedar wood spice, wild rose, and mint combine for a brilliant outdoor experience that your taste buds will thank you for.

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    Salmon-Safe

    95% of our hops are certified Salmon-Safe, reducing watershed impacts and protecting our wildlife.

     

    BREWING NOTES BY BEER STYLE

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    Flavor Tip: Helles / Pils / Kölsch

    The refreshing combination of cedar wood, wild rose and subtle mint create a catchy finish for these crisp beer styles. Low alpha, clean and consistent, Mt. Hood is something to enjoy over and over again.

    Fresh flavor for your brew!

    PELLET PACKS
    Type 90 Pellets
    5 kg /11 lbs ; 10 kg /22 lbs ; and 20 kg /44 lbs
    Nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils
    WHOLE CONE HOPS
    Full 200 lb bales (synthetic woven covers)
    50 lb - ¼ bales in nitrogen flushed vacuum-sealed foils
    12 lb - Mini bales in nitrogen flushed vacuum-sealed foils

    Chemistry

    Alpha Acid
    5 - 8%
    Beta Acid
    5 - 7.5%
    Cohumulone
    22 - 23%
    Total Oil
    1.0 - 1.3mls/100g
    Myrcene
    55 - 65%
    Humulene
    26-30%
    Caryophyllene
    26 - 30%
    Farnesene
    <1%

    ORIGINS

    Mt. Hood

    The first of four Hallertau mf. half-sisters released by the USDA – Corvallis, in an effort to develop USA-grown alternatives to Hallertau mf. for industrial lagers.  Mt. Hood’s beautiful floral and cedarwood spice aroma/flavor differed too much to be a major substitute, but fits well as a craft lager option.

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    Spot Ordering vs Contract

    From an agricultural standpoint, forward contracts are critical for stabilizing crops. It takes two to three years for a new hop field to mature and produce consistent quality. For brewers, contracting hops is the best way to secure supply and ensure quality via post-harvest selection. But you’re obligated to the hops, and it’s difficult to predict your future ingredient needs in a changing marketplace.

    Each brewery must determine how to manage their future supply risks based on their evolving business. We’re happy to be a resource in this area and answer your questions based on what we see going on in the hop industry. Our customers play a key role in helping us plan with growers to ensure consistent hop quality and supply.

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    “...sandalwood character similar to the best German nobles, but there’s an element of mintiness that sets it apart.”

    Brewer Spotlight

    Brian McConnell

    When it comes to beer, Brian McConnell—Brewmaster and Part Owner of Sterling Pig Brewery— tries not to show favorites, but “there is a soft spot in my heart for Shoat, our flagship Pilsner” which uses Mt. Hood sourced from Indie Hops.

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