Multiple Hop varieties have been established to determine the best strains for the inland San Diego climate at the farm. Hop varieties have also been selected that can help exhaust the need for certain strains that San Diego breweries use, during any hop shortages.


(pronounced shin-ook) hops are a high-alpha variety of around 13% AA. Chinook hops has a strong and distinctive pine-like aroma and flavor that is not common among other varieties. They are also somewhat spicy with a mild fruitiness similar to that of other Northwest hops (Cascade, Columbus, Centennial), though definitely not as strong. Al Korzonas, author of "Homebrewing: Volume I", describes Chinook hops as "a cross between Saaz and a pine forest." The distinctive aroma and flavor make these hops best suited for hoppy American ales, but may be used as bittering hops for English or European beers.


American aromatic high-alpha hop. Similar, if not identical, to Columbus/Tomahawk.