Progress is a full-bodied, well rounded dual-purpose hop with sweet, floral, minty and earthy aromas. It makes an excellent bittering hop but is usually used later in the boil.
English Ales, Bitters, Stouts
Sweet, Floral, Minty, Earthy
Progress is a full-bodied, well rounded dual-purpose hop with sweet, floral, minty and earthy aromas. It makes an excellent bittering hop but is usually used later in the boil. Much like Pioneer, Progress isn’t too overpowering, so it is a beautiful hop to use at any stage of the brewing process.
Progress was initially introduced as a replacement for Fuggles. We know, a substitute for Fuggles sounds crazy as it is one of the most popular hops in the world.
Lots of brewers still use Fuggle happily today, making it a trendy hop – however Fuggles is getting harder and harder to grow in the UK. So if you ever come here in search of Fuggles and we’re out of stock, Progress will do all the fuggling you need it to.
Progress was created from a WGV seedling crossed with ‘OB79’. It was developed, like most English hops, at Wye College in 1951 and released to growers in 1964.
Progress is a tall plant that has a similar cone structure to Fuggles. However, the cones on Progress are more closed than Fuggles cones. Progress is only grown in limited quantities in the UK – but it is being increasingly accepted as a substitute for Fuggles by breweries large and small.
Pellet, Whole Cone
2019, 2020, 2021