- Dual Purpose
- 🇿🇦 South Africa
Southern Promise hops cultivated specifically for the South African region. This hop was bred as a result of a cross between Southern Brewer and a wild Slovenian male, with the primary goal of producing a variety that would thrive in areas with limited sunlight. Released in 1992, Southern Promise was a testament to the adaptability of hops to diverse growing conditions, especially in the southern tip of Africa where day-length is shorter. As a dual-purpose hop, Southern Promise is appreciated for its fairly high alpha acids and low cohumulone content, which imparts a bright and smooth bitterness to beers. This hop is characterized by its pleasant and unobtrusive woody and earthy aroma, making it a versatile choice for both bittering and aroma additions in the brewing process.
When it comes to the flavor profile, Southern Promise offers a delightful blend of vegetable, red berries, spicy, floral, and woody notes. This unique combination makes it a favorite among homebrewers looking to add a distinct South African touch to their brews. Whether you're crafting a Lager, Pale Ale, Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Wheat Beer, or IPA, Southern Promise can enhance the beer with its unique aromatic qualities.