Hop Substitutions

What do you do when you are unable to find a hop variety online or at your local homebrew shop? Hopefully you’re not throwing in the proverbial towel!

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

All of the hop substitutions suggested below were provided by YCH Hops. 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

Visit YCH Hop’s hop variety section of their website for more in depth descriptions off all the hops listed below!

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
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
  • Wilamette
  • 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
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)
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)
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
  • Millennium
  • Simcoe
  • Warrior
Target (GBR)
  • Fuggle
  • Willamette
Taurus (DEU)
  • Citra
  • Magnum
  • Tradition (DEU)
Tettnang
  • Fuggle
  • Santiam
  • Spalt (DEU)
Tettnang (DEU)
  • Saaz
  • Hersbruker (DEU)
  • 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)

 

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