Falconer’s Flight is not a new hop variety but, rather, it is a proprietary hop blend owned by Hop Union. It’s named after the late Glen Hay Falconer, an avid homebrewer and brewmaster at such breweries as Steelhead and Wild Duck. Falconer’s Flight is described as having tropical, floral, lemon and grapefruit characteristics. According to Hop Union, it contains “…a variety of the Pacific Northwest’s most intriguing aroma hop varieties and additional experimental hops”. This year’s blend has an alpha acid value of 11.4%. It is now available at Barley’s Homebrewing Supplies in 1 oz packages.
This blend was first made in December of 2010 and has since become very popular for both brewers and homebrewers. It was so popular, in fact, that they extended the brand to include Falconer’s Flight 7 C’s, which combines seven different “C” hops. We can reasonably assume that Cascade, Centennial, Citra and Columbus are 4 of the 7 C’s in that blend.