Liberty Hops

I am interested in brewing with Liberty hops. They are an American hop variety that are noble in their aroma and flavor profile…and there is good reason for that. They do have the famous Hallertauer Mittlefrüh hop variety in their heritage. Liberty hops were bred to be more mildew resistant. Here is some more information about Liberty hops.

Origin: America – Developed in 1983 and released in 1991.

Aroma: Of a noble variety. Mild, Pleasant, some spiciness.

Alpha Acid: Between 3.0 – 5.0% 

Typical Usage: I think all your typical noble hop styles apply: Lagers, Pilsner, Bock. I saw one source saying it works well in Cream Ales and when brewing with rye malt.

When I get my hands on some, I think I will use them for some Cream ale.  I think I am focused on some American style/hops/grains these days.

Comments

  1. Well Holy Cow!!!
    The last Cream Ale I brewed I used Liberty Hops exclusively.
    I am not sharing though, brew your own.

  2. We’ll see about that…I live closer than ever now. It’s easy for me to drop by…

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