Indie Hops launches “New World” lager hop
(Portland, Oregon, USA) – Magical, exhilarating and festive, Lórien™ is the third new cultivar to be commercially launched from the Indie Hops Flavor Project. Tangy fresh fruit and the feeling of a summer meadow near a cold mountain stream, Lórien™ is conducive to celebration and appetite. Tolkien’s mythical land of the elves feels just a little closer to reality.
Although craft brewers are sure to surprise us with creative ways to utilize this new hop, Lórien™ has advanced through our hop development process with crisp, refreshing lager beer in mind. This hop has a unique ability to let the tasty malt platform shine, yet contributes an addictive finish of citrus zest, fresh melon, sweet hay and wildflowers, all capped by a cinnamon spice that cleanses your palate and lures you back for more.
Global brewing is well served with classic lager hops such as Hallertauer m.f., Hersbrucker, and Czech Saaz. Lórien™ brings more fruit and floral character while dialing back a bit on the grassy/spicy character of the classics. In addition, Lórien™ combines nicely with classic lager hops, providing brewers with more options for their lager brewing ingredients quiver.
While the current trend of dry hopping lager beer with high alpha, high oil IPA hops does bring some popular flavors to the table, the hops tend to hijack the beer and result in a light IPA. That’s not a bad thing!… but with a low alpha, “clean” hop like Lórien™, the beloved “beer” flavor from luscious pilsner malt and a crisp lager fermentation is there to enjoy, along with a complimentary finish of fruity/floral hop flavors that craft beer enthusiasts have been steadily leaning toward.
Get to know Lórien™
Indie Hops is an Oregon-based hop developer and supplier to the craft beer market. Founded in 2009, we have launched three new hop varieties with a focus on quality, consistency and long-term stability. Our aim is to arm brewers with captivating new hop flavors. Craft beer hops crafted here.
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