Bred in England in 1934, this variety was developed specifically for Scottish & Newcastle Breweries and originally grown in the North of England - hence its name. It has a high alpha content and is currently one of the main varieties in the German Hallertau region, where it has developed good aroma qualities by adapting to climate and soil. Northern Brewer is wiltresistant.
Brewing Usage: Dual Usage
Pedigree Canterbury Golding crossed with male seedling of Brewers Gold
Aroma: Medium intensity with pine, wood and minty notes
Typical Alpha Acid Levels: 7-10%
Typical Beer Styles: Ale. Bitter, Traditional English Ales