Hop Substitutions

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What do you do when you are unable to find a hop variety online or at your local homebrew shop?

Many hop varieties can be used instead of hard to obtain hops with great success.

All hop varieties are domestic (USA) unless labeled otherwise. Use the following key to help identify hop variety origins:

  • AUS – Australia
  • CZE – Czech
  • DEU – Germany
  • FRA – France
  • GBR – Great Britain
  • NZL – New Zealand
  • POL – Poland
  • SVN – Slovenia
Hop Variety Possible Hop Substitution
Admiral (GBR) Northdown (GBR) | Target (GBR) | Challenger (GBR)
Ahtanum Cascade
Amarillo Cascade | Centennial | Simcoe
Aramis (FRA) Centennial | Chinook | Hallertau | Tettnang
Bitter Gold Galena | Nugget
Bramling Cross (GBR) East Kent Golding (GBR) | Progress (GBR)
Bravo Columbus | Magnum | Nugget
Brewer’s Gold Chinook | Galena | Nugget
Brewer’s Gold (DEU) Galena | Northern Brewer | Northdown (GBR)
Bullion Brewer’s Gold | Chinook | Columbus | Galena | Northern Brewer
Cascade Ahtanum | Amarillo | Centennial
Centennial Cascade | Chinook | Columbus

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Challenger (GBR) Northern Brewer | Perle (DEU)
Chelan Galena | Nugget
Chinook Columbus | Northern Brewer | Nugget
Citra Galaxy (AUS) | Taurus (DEU)
Cluster Galena
Columbia Fuggle
Columbus Chinook | Galena | Millennium | Nugget
Comet Galena | Summit
Crystal Hallertau | Liberty | Mt. Hood | Strisselpalt (FRA) | Hersbruker (DEU)
East Kent Golding (GBR) Golding | Progress (GBR)
Eroica Brewer’s Gold | Galena | Glacier | Bullion
First Gold (GBR) Crystal | East Kent Golding (GBR)
Fuggle Willamette | Fuggle (GBR) | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Fuggle (GBR) Fuggle | Willamette | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Galaxy (AUS) Citra
Galena Brewer’s Gold | Columbus | Nugget
Glacier Fuggle | Willamette | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Golding Fuggle | Willamette | East Kent Golding (GBR) | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Green Bullet (NZL) Fuggle | Willamette

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Hallertau Liberty | Mt. Hood | Hallertau Mittelfruh (DEU) | Magnum (DEU) | Merkur (DEU) | Taurus (DEU) | Tradition (DEU)
Hallertau Mittelfruh (DEU) Liberty | Vanguard | Tradition (DEU)
Helga (AUS) Hallertau
Hersbruker (DEU) Mt. Hood | Strisselpalt (FRA)
Horizon Magnum
Liberty Hallertau | Mt. Hood | Tradition (DEU)
Magnum Columbus | Horizon | Nugget | Magnum (DEU)
Magnum (DEU) Columbus | Nugget
Merkur (DEU) Magnum | Taurus (DEU) | Tradition (DEU)
Millennium Columbus | Nugget | Summit
Motueka (NZL) Saaz | Sterling
Mt. Hood Strisselpalt (FRA) | Hallertau Mittelfruh(DEU) | Hersbruker (DEU)
Mt. Rainier Brewer’s Gold | Fuggle | Hallertau
Newport Brewer’s Gold | Fuggle | Galena | Magnum | Nugget
Northdown (GBR) Northern Brewer | Challenger (GBR)

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Northern Brewer Chinook | Galena | Northern Brewer (DEU)
Northern Brewer (DEU) Chinook | Columbus | Galena | Magnum | Northern Brewer | Brewer’s Gold (DEU)
Nugget Columbus | Galena | Magnum
Olympic Chinook
Opal Tettnang | East Kent Golding (GBR) | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Pacific Gem (NZL) Galena
Pacifica (NZL) Hallertau
Palisade Willamette
Perle Northern Brewer | Northern Brewer (DEU) | Perle (DEU)
Perle (DEU) Northern Brewer | Perle
Phoenix (GBR) Northdown (GBR) | Challenger (GBR)
Pilgrim (GBR) Target (GBR) | Challenger (GBR)
Pioneer (GBR) East Kent Golding (GBR)
Progress (GBR) Fuggle | East Kent Golding (GBR)
Rakau (NZL) Amarillo | Summit
Saaz Sterling | Saaz (CZE) | Lublin (POL)
Saaz (CZE) Saaz | Sterling | Lublin (POL)
Santiam Spalt (DEU) | Tettnang (DEU) | Select (DEU)
Saphir (DEU) Hallertau
Select (DEU) Saaz | Tettnang | Hersbruker (DEU) | Spalt (DEU) | Tettnang (DEU)
Simcoe Magnum | Summit
Spalt (DEU) Saaz | Tettnang
Sterling Saaz (CZE) | Lublin (POL)
Sticklebract (NZL) Northern Brewer (DEU)

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Strisselpalt (FRA) Crystal | Liberty | Mt. Hood | Hersbruker (GBR)
Styrian Aurora (SVN) Styrian Bobek (SVN) | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Styrian Celeia (SVN) Saaz | Styrian Bobek (SVN) | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)
Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN) Fuggle | Fuggle (GBR) | Styrian Bobek (SVN)
Sylva (AUS) Saaz (CZE)
Summit Columbus | Millenium | Simcoe | Warrior
Target (GBR) Fuggle | Willamette
Taurus (DEU) Citra | Magnum | Tradition (DEU)
Tettnang Fuggle | Santiam | Spalt (DEU)
Tettnang (DEU) Saaz | Hersbruker (GBR) | Spalt (DEU) | Select (DEU)
Tradition (DEU) Liberty | Hallertau Mittelfruh (DEU)
Tripleperle Perle
Triskel (FRA) Ahtanum | Centennial | Chinook | Simcoe
Ultra Hallertau
Vanguard Hallertau | Liberty | Mt. Hood | Hersbruker (DEU)
Warrior Columbus | Magnum | Nugget
WGV (GBR) East Kent Golding (GBR) | Progress (GBR)
Willamette Fuggle | Glacier | Tettnang | Styrian Savinjski Golding (SVN)