Northdown is a seedling of Northern Brewer, which is no longer grown in Britain. It retains much of its parent’s fine bittering properties but has a much-improved aroma.. Although Northdown can be used on its own to good effect, especially in darker styles of beer, it is the ideal accompaniment to aroma hops such as Fuggles or Progress. It is particularly suited to Irish Stou.
Alpha Acid 7.0 – 10.0%