A-Z of Hops; roundup

Well, some of you asked for it, so here it is- a handy one-page roundup of the Hops A-Z.

The key hop characteristics of Aroma and Bitterness set the scene. Some of the science involved was covered by Humulus lupulus, Lupulin, Oils, Resin and Xanthohumol.

Several hop varieties were profiled, namely Cascade Chinook and Centennial, Dwarf, Fuggles, Goldings, Saaz and Tsingdao Flower.

Key hop producing areas mentioned included Kent, New Zealand and Yakima Valley.

Hop usage was discussed in Eqivalence, Quality and quantity and Utilisation.

The work of Verband Deutscher Hopfenpflanzer and Wye College was also covered.

Despite rigorous hygeine methods, Mildew infested the A-Z at the midway point.

And let's not forget the beers; Pliny the Elder, Jaipur and the ever-wonderful world of India Pale Ale.