Hops - Humulus lupulus

Hops are beautiful, fast-growing, perennial vines best known for their profuse, light green, fragrant flowers that are used for making beer.

With their large and attractive flowers and large, dark green foliage, Hop plants also make attractive ornamentals and quickly cover a fence or wall. As with all perennial vines, Hops die back in the winter and come back in the spring. There are two types of hops used for brewing. Aroma hops are lower in alpha-acids and are used for conditioning and finishing. Bittering hops are higher in alpha-acids percentages and are used to add bitterness and for finishing and conditioning.