Originally selected as a potential supplement to Fuggle, Cascade’s aroma quickly distinguished the variety as independent from any previous groupings of brewing hops, launching Cascade down a path of its own. One of the first distinctive aroma hops released by the USDA breeding program at Oregon State University (1972), Cascade defined “American Craft Ale” during the first decades of the craft brewing revolution.
Despite showing more variation in recent years and lacking the “drama” of the newest varieties, Cascade is still very useful for its pleasant resiny base holding up bright citrus and floral aromas.
Alpha Acid 5 - 8%
Beta Acid 4 - 7%
Total Oil 0.8 - 1.5mls/100g
Myrcene 45 - 60%
Humulene 10 - 16%
Caryophyllene 3 - 6%
Farnesene 4 - 8%
Type 90 Pellets
5 kg/11 lbs; 10 kg/22 lbs.; and 20 kg/ 44 lbs.
All in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
Full 200-lb. bales (synthetic woven covers).
50-lb. "¼ bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
12-lb. "Mini bales" in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.