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** New Experimental Hop in Stock – HBC 438 **

We are currently carrying limited quantities of an Experimental Hop called HBC 438.

It has characteristics of stone fruit, lemon, honey, tropical fruit, orange, mint and herbal.
Alpha = 16.6 %

Profits from sales to homebrewers will go to Ales for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).
This strain will be unique as it is the first strain to be sold exclusively to homebrewers and not the craft beer industry.

HBC 438 is a new experimental hop variety. It is in the elite stages of hop development and is currently performing on 1 acre trials.

The history of HBC 438 dates back to 1997 when Jason Perrault of Select Botanicals Group, LLC was provided a Humulus lupulus plant from the taxonomic variety neomexicanus by Chuck Zimmermann, a world famous hop breeder. Together, they nicknamed it “Chuck’s Mexican” due to its neomexicanus roots. The plant was rank and wild and beautiful. It was late flowering, if at all. In 2004, Jason and an assistant breeder had left over pollen and the only remaining viable female plant was Chuck’s Mexican. They mixed the remaining pollen and applied it to the neomexicanus mother. The outcome was completely unpredictable. In 2007, the breeders began to notice unique aromas from several plants, including HBC 438. A small sample was harvested for home brew. Great results and positive feedback ensued, getting us to today.