|Alpha Acid:||3.0 – 5.6%|
|Similar Varieties:||Willamette, Styrian Goldings|
|Common Styles:||Mild Ale, Bitter Ale, Porter|
Selected as a chance seedling back in 1861, Fuggle quickly became a dominant force in English hops. In 1949 it accounted for 78% of its home country’s hop acreage. It is named for the grower in Kent who first introduced the variety. Fuggle is a workhorse hop in terms of style, favored in darker beers like porter, stout, and mild. It adds a classic English signature used alone or as part of a blend for late and dry-hopping English bitter, pale ale, and ESB. Many first-generation American craft brewers incorporated Fuggle in their groundbreaking pale ales. Fuggle is a pleasingly mild hop. The aroma is earthy-sweet and round with warm wood and mild tree fruit aromatics. Late additions and dry hop can break towards grassy. It is often paired with Goldings.
To preserve freshness, all BSG HandCraft hops are packaged in nitrogen-flushed, oxygen and light-barrier packages.