Cascade Alpha 4-7% High yielding American aroma type. Used for Northwest Pale Ales. Classic grapefruit aroma. Originally a Fuggle cross, mid-season, good yield and excellent pickability. Good resistance to downy mildew, susceptible to aphids. Moderate storageability.

Centennial Alpha 9-11% Brewers' Gold outcross. Often called a super Cascade, floral and citrus aroma. Mid-season, good growth habit, good yield. Moderate mildew resistance, good storageability.

Chinook Alpha 12-14% Golding cross, good storage, moderately resistant to downy mildew and insects, strong growth, high yield and good pickability. Pine/Grapefruit aroma.

Fuggle Alpha 4-5% Low yielding, early ripening traditional English aroma type. Aroma is mild, woody, fruity. Nice neat growth habit, easy picking, moderate storage and moderate resistance to downy mildew.

Hallertau Alpha 3.5 – 5.5% Traditional German variety, originally selected in the area of the same name. Lager, Pilsner, Bock, Wheat, Kölsch, Munich Helles, Belgian-Style Ales. Limited acreage grown, though seeing increased popularity among craft-brewers.

Magnum Alpha 12-14% German Hallertauer hybrid, good storage stability. Moderate yield, resistant to downy mildew, susceptible to powdery mildew. Primarily a clean bittering hop.