- Dual Purpose
- 🇿🇦 South Africa
Southern Dawn is a relatively recent cultivar that has quickly garnered attention, especially among the major South African breweries. What sets Southern Dawn apart is its dual-purpose nature, serving both as an aroma and bittering variety. While it bears some resemblance to the Southern Promise hop, it distinguishes itself with a unique aroma profile. Originating from the foundational Southern Brewer, Southern Dawn boasts a more aromatic presence than Southern Promise. Its aromatic character is clean and neutral, with subtle hints of fruit and spice. This makes it an excellent choice for those looking to impart a slight fruity and spicy aroma to their brews without overwhelming the palate. Due to its high Alpha Acid range, Southern Dawn is primarily used for neutral bittering in hop-forward beers. Its flavor profile, combined with its bittering properties, makes it an ideal ingredient for beer styles such as Saison, Pale Ale, and the ever-popular IPA (Indian Pale Ale).