Sterling
Sterling Hop Breed
HOP HISTORY

Sterling is the result of a noble goal;  a replacement for Czech Saaz that would grow successfully in the USA. Released from USDA-Corvallis, OR in 1998 it is the result of cross between Saaz, Cascade, Brewers Gold, and others.

BREWING PROFILE
A beautiful hop, bred from Saaz, in the floral-spice family of hop flavor rather than a ‘big fruit’ kind of hop. Bold enough to brighten ales as well as lagers, Sterling blends well with other hops to contribute a spicy finish.
CHEMISTRY
Alpha Acids 6 - 9%
Beta Acids 4 - 6%
Cohumulone 24%
Total Oil 1.3 - 1.9mls/100g
Myrcene 46%
Humulene 19 - 23%
Caryophyllene 5 - 7%
Farnesene 11 - 17%
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.