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LORAL™ - HBC 291

195 Acres 

LORAL™ brand HBC 291 is the newest release from the Hop Breeding Company breeding program. With a noble heritage, LORAL™ straddles the fence between old and new world hop aromatics and is truly complementary to all styles of beer. LORAL™ brand hops have a very pleasant floral, peppery, citrus aroma with some dark fruit character.

  • % Alpha Acids: 11.3-12.2
  • % Beta Acids: 4.9-5.3
  • % Total Oil: 1.8-2.9
  • Co-Humulone: 21.8-24.0


Bursting Out of the spring soil a vibrant yellow, EKUANOT™ matures to deep green by fall harvest with a high oil content and dynamic aromas. Aroma characteristics include Melon, Berry, Citrus-Lime, Apple, Papaya and Green Pepper. 

Alpha: 14.5-15.5%
Beta: 4.5-5.5%
Total Oil: 2.5-4.5 ml/100g

HBC 366 Acreage

Mosaic® - HBC 369

Mosaic® Brand is a registered trademark used with HBC 369 cv aroma hop variety developed by Hop Breeding Company, LLC released in 2012. Mosaic® Brand hops offers a unique and complex blend of floral, tropical, fruity, and earthy characteristics that translate very favorably into several styles of beer. Mosaic® Brand HBC 369 cv is the daughter of the Simcoe® Brand YCR 14 cv hop variety and a Nugget derived male.

Anticipated Yield (lb/ac): 1800-2200 lbs
Alpha acids: 11.5%-13.5%
Beta Acids:3.2%-3.9%
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids): 24%-26%
Total Oils (Mls. per 100 grams of dried hops): 1.0%-1.5%
Myrcene (as % of total oils): 47%-53%
Caryophyllene (as % of total oils): 5.2%-7.8%
Humulene (as % of total oils): 13%-16%
Farnesene (as % of total oils): 0%-0%
Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20 degrees C): 75%

Mosaic Hops

Citra® - HBC 394

Citra® Brand is a registered trademark used with HBC 394 cv special aroma hop variety released in 2007. Citra® Brand hops have fairly high alpha acids and total oil contents with a low percentage of cohumulone content. Citra® Brand hops imparts interesting citrus and tropical fruit characters to beer. 

Yield (kilos per hectare) 1600-1800
Yield (lbs per acre) 1400-1600
Alpha Acids 11-13
Beta Acids 3.5-4.5
Alpha-Beta Ratio 2.9-3.1
Cohumulone (% of alpha acids): 22-24%
Total Oils
 (Mls. per 100 grams dried hops) 2.2-2.8
 (as % of total oils) 60-65%
 (as % of total oils) 6-8%
(as % of total oils) 11-13%
 (as % of total oils) 0%Storage (% alpha acids remaining after 6 months storage at 20° C) 75%
Possible Substitutions Unknown

Citra Acreage

Hop Breeding

About Us

Formed in 2003, Hop Breeding Company is a joint venture between John I Haas and Select Botanicals Group. Our mission is to develop pest-resistant and disease-resistant hop varieties with strong commercial qualities.

Select Botanicals Group, LLC

SBG was started in the late 1980’s as “Yakima Chief Ranches” by the Carpenter, Smith, and Perrault families under the direction of the late Charles “Chuck” Zimmerman. Initial breeding results were fruitful, leading to the selection of Ahtanum™ brand YCR-1, Palisade® brand YCR-4, Warrior® brand YCR-5, and Simcoe® brand YCR 14.

John I Haas, Inc

John I. Haas, Inc. was founded in 1914. The company owns and operates its own hop farms, warehouses, pellet and extraction plants as well as isomerization facilities in the northwestern United States. The John I Haas breeding program has released several varieties, including Millennium and Chelan.

By bringing these breeding programs together, HBC can take advantage of increased efficiencies through consolidation of facilities, germplasm, knowledge and innovation.