Centennial
centennial hop breed
HOP HISTORY

Once referred to as “Super Cascade”, Centennial was released in 1990 by the USDA Prosser, Washington facility from a cross involving Brewer’s Gold, Fuggle, East Kent Golding, a dash of this and a dash of that. Lack of macro brewery interest nearly rang the death bell for Centennial before craft brewers threw out a lifeline.

BREWING PROFILE
A remarkably floral hop with tropical (esp. pineapple) and citrus aromas. Grown in Oregon, Centennial is typically not as resinous as it is from other regions but has an appealing multi-layered fruitiness. Unfortunately, it is also a temperamental hop to grow, sometimes limiting supply.
CHEMISTRY
Alpha Acid 9.5 - 11.5%
Beta Acid 3.5 - 4.5%
Cohumulone 29 - 30%
Total Oil 1.5-2.3mls/100g
Myrcene 45 - 55%
Humulene 10 - 18%
Caryophyllene 5 - 8%
Farnesene <1%
FORM AND PACKAGE SIZE
Type 90 Pellets
5 kg/11 lbs; 10 kg/22 lbs.; and 20 kg/ 44 lbs.
All in nitrogen flushed vacuumed-sealed foils.
Whole Cone Hops
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.