Hop Profile: Sterling

Hop Pellets
Sterling hop pellets are available at Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies

Sterling could be considered  an American-grown Saaz substitute. It comes from a mix of Czech Saaz, Cascade and a few other varieties. It is a floral, dual-use hop with alpha acids ranging from 6%- 9%.  It’s described as having a slightly spicy fragrance with a strong helping of herbal/floral aromas and a hint of citrus. Like other noble hop varieties, Saaz is quite susceptible to disease and fungus, making Sterling a heartier, more reliable alternative. Try Sterling in a Czech lager or pilsner or in an American Ale


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