Plants

Plants are now ready. Some varieties are already in very low supply or sold out.

For pricing and availability, please contact: brian@michiganhopalliance.com

  • The Michigan Hop Alliance keeps the cleanest stock available – we do not use rhizomes!
  • We offer large well developed plants with thick roots that are super healthy.
  • All the plants we sell are tested in our our own hopyards – we will not sell you something that will not work in Michigan. Period.
  • The Michigan Hop Alliance deals with commercial brewers directly and we know what brewers want. Plant what you can sell!
  • Growers can rely on our years of experience, before, during and after the sale. We want to work together long-term.
  • Competitive pricing and a wide selection of proven varieties. We will not use your yard as an experiment.
  • Plants are ready for Spring, Summer, and Fall planting
AlphAroma Dual use hops with an alpha acid content of 5.8%-10.9%. This variety has a unique oil balance with highly abundant myrcene oil (44.3%-66.2%), lower than norm caryophyllene oil (3.4%-7.7%), and moderately high farnesene oil (3.2%-6.7%). This combination help to give AlphAroma its bold name.
Brewer’s Gold Primarily a bittering agent and commonly used in lighter style ales, although it works well in lagers as well. This USDA variety accession number 19001, has a moderate alpha acid rating at 5.5% – 7.8%. Brewer’s Gold also carries a relatively high overall oil make up including high levels of Myrcene (37% – 40%), Humulene (29% – 31%), and Caryophyllene (37% – 40%) oils.
Cascade Contains moderate alpha acid content ranging from 4.5% to 7%. The workhorse of hops in beers it is a dual purpose hop, but its strength is in the aroma.  The aroma of Cascade also comes with citrus, sometimes compared to grapefruit more often in Michigan produced hops.
Centennial Boasts an alpha acid rating of 9.5%-11.5%. It is sometimes referred to as a Super Cascade, however it is lighter on the citrus aromas. Centennial works undoubtedly well in Pale Ales and India Pale Ales, where some bottom line bitterness is needed with the top end aroma. The floral flavor and aroma of this variety is evident in many commercial beers.
Chinook Will add 12%-14% alpha acid content to your hops schedule. It is a dual purpose alpha variety, and is good for the beginning of the boil, or mid-additions. Chinook is popular in American style Pale Ale and India Pale ale craft beers.  Some piny and herbal notes will be evident in a fresh batch. In Michigan Chinook is getting very positive reviews.  In a few years it may be classified as Michigan Chinook. 
Columbia A descendant of Fuggle and sister selection of Willamette.  Used as an aroma with alpha acids of 4.0% – 5.5%, Columbia has a bit more alpha as Willamette with herbal and woody type of aroma.
Columbus A 14%-16% alpha acid rating to the table, making it ideal for laying the bitter foundation for Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, and anything Imperial. In the same capacity this variety is commonly used for late-boil or dry hopping for its herbal, earthy character. The aroma is pleasing and citrus notes may be found in fresh batches.
Crystal Bears a low alpha acid rating of 3.5%-6.0%, and carries a relatively high myrcene oil content. This combination makes it ideal for aroma additions as it bring with it a mix of woody, green, some floral and fruit notes, with some herb and spice character. Crystal Hops lends itself to a number of beers like Light Ales, such as Goldens, Pale Ales, Aroma for India Pale Ales, and even Stouts and Lagers.
Galena 11.5%-14% alpha acid rating, Galena exceeds in bringing a clean crisp bitterness, and this makes it suitable for nearly any type of beer needing kick. This variety has higher myrcene oil content than most hops. The balance of myrcene with the other oils brings a moderate and pleasant aroma, making it applicable for aroma additions.
Glacier A balanced dual purpose hop. Glacier’s alpha acid rating averages around 5.5% and its flavor and aroma profile are suitable for both English and American style ales. It contains moderate humulene, myrcene, and caryophyllene oils, all in good balance. The aroma has citrus notes, and hints of fruit, as well as an herby and woody aroma. With it’s balance it fits in many styles of beer.
Horizon Dual use hops with some unique characteristics. First off, its alpha acid rating is at 10.2%-16.5% allowing it to swing in many directions for different uses. It has a very low co-humulone content which is considered very desirable by some brewers, and compares to the noble hops varieties. The myrcene oil content is at 55.0%-70% and the farnesene oil content is at 2.5%-3.5%. Both of these are relatively high on the scale, and both come with delightful attributes. Horizon will add notes of a floral bouquet to the aroma, as well as provide some essence of citrus fruits.
Northern Brewer Northern Brewer is a dual use hops with an alpha acid rating of 8.0%-10.0%, which is a hair higher than its German counterpart. It is used in an array of beer styles from start to finish in the brewing process. The myrcene oil content is very high in the American variety. Woody, herbaceous, and peppery.
Nugget Nugget Hops has an acute bitterness from its 9.5%-14.0% alpha acid content. It provides the punch in many beer styles that require the hop jolt including imperial style ales. Its a dual use hops that has green, herbal aroma. It has a relatively low co-humulone oil content. Woody tones.
Pacific Gem Pacific Gem is an alpha variety with alpha acid content at 13.0%-16.0%. It is considered a bittering hops with a refreshing nip, which happens to have a moderately high co-humulone content. The flavor is known for having tones of oak and woody offsets. Pacific Gem has its oils in balance and It is highly favored for aromatic qualities. The bouquet is fruity and closely resembles blackberries. Although considered a bittering hops, Pacific Gem is used in all capacities for its rich properties.
Santium Very much an aroma variety with alpha acid content ranging from 4.8%- 8.4%. The beta acid nearly matches for this American variety that is commonly a substitute for German Tettnanger. With low cohumulone of 18.0%-24.0% Santiam hops is compared to noble varieties. One of the highlights for the oils found in Santiam is its abundance of farnesene oil coming in at 9.3%-15.9%. As might be expected from Santiam’s lineage, this variety has a botanic, flowery aroma, mixed with a peppery spice. In application, this variety can be used anywhere throughout the brewing process. In the U.S., it is commonly used to decorate the fragrance of India Pale Ales, and American Pale Ales.
Sorachi Ace With a high Alpha acid content of 14% – 16% Sorachi is a great bittering hop, but with that focused lemon notes are seen – it would probably do well when used later or after the boil. Bold Lemon – all sources stated it’s lemon aroma and taste. Maybe a dill, cilantro, and coconut notes to it too. Slight background oak flavor.
Willamette Willamette Hops is an aroma variety with a low alpha acid content at 4.0%-6.0%. Although it can contribute slightly to the bittering of abrew, Willamette dominates its usage for its flavor and aroma. Of the oils in Willamette, myrcene (30.0%-55.0%), humulene (20.0%-30.0%), as well as farnesene (5.0%-6.0%) are all elevated above the norm. This results in a delicate peppery herbaceous spice that has both fruit and floral essence . yum.
Zeus Part of the CTZ group.  Zeus brings has 14%-16% alpha acid rating, making it ideal for laying the bitter foundation for Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Stouts, and anything Imperial. In the same capacity this variety is commonly used for late-boil or dry hopping for its herbal, earthy character. The aroma is pleasing and citrus notes may be found in fresh batches.