This hop combines delightful aroma and serious bittering. Clean and versatile and as a bittering hop it has been a stalwart of commercial craft brewing including Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale and Bigfoot.
This American aroma-type variety was bred at Washington State University in 1974 and released in September 1990. The genetic composition is said to be 3/4 Brewers Gold, 3/32 Fuggle, 1/6 Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 1/16 Unknown IT Guy. One of the Famous “Three Cs” along with Cascade and Columbus. Centennial is often referred to as a ‘Super Cascade’ since it has a strong citrus presence
- Quantity: 1 Pound
- Type: Whole Leaf
- Usage: Bittering, Late Addition, and Dry Hopping
- Typical Alpha: 9.0-12.0%
- Formerly known as hop CFJ90
- Substitutes: Cascade Chinook
- Origin: United States
Centennial is resistant to prunus necrotic ring-spot virus, downy mildew and verticillium wilt, but is considered difficult to harvest.