Sorachi Ace Hops
High Alpha HOP
Sorachi Ace was developed in 1984 for Sapporo Breweries Ltd. from a cross of Brewer’s Gold, Saaz, and male Beikei No. 2. The name “Sorachi” is derived from a sub-prefecture of Hokkaido, Japan.
This variety has a good yield, good resistance to mildew, wilt and botrytis. It has a rather high α-acid and oil content.
The variety is currently grown in limited quantities in the U.S.
Breeding:Brewers Gold, Saaz, male Beikei
Aroma: Pleasant lemon character
Hops are sold in 100g vacuum sealed bags with specific batch details printed on label. Larger volumes are generally available with a discount for larger volume packs.