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Azacca, named for the Haitian Loa (or spirit) of agriculture, was launched in 2013 and is a dual purpose hop teaming with citrus and tropical fruit notes. You can get mango, papaya, orange, grapefruit, lemon and pineapple notes, along with pine, spice.
IPA, Sour, Saison, Pale Ale
Orange, Mango, Pine, Spicy
Azacca®, named for the Haitian god of agriculture, is a hop big in citrus and tropical fruit tones. Its excellent aromatic qualities have quickly made Azacca® a go-to hop for late and dry hop additions in varying styles of beer.
Azacca is a descendent of Northern Brewer and Summit™: a cross between Toyomidori and an unknown variety. Initially bred by the American Dwarf Hop Association, it is constantly growing in popularity with brewers across the world.
According to spiritual history, Azacca “Presides over the ancient, profound bonds between Earth and agricultural people. He is the divine country cousin and something of a trickster. He is generous, hardworking, good-natured, and protective, but if he’s not well fed or considers himself disrespected, he can be mean and vicious.”
The hop variety has many of the same features as the spirit, being that its complex flavour profile can be interchangeable depending on how it is used in the brewing process. It offers amazingly refreshing aromas and complicated characters and is a great choice for a brewer looking to be unique.
Where are Azacca hops grown?
Azacca hops are grown in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, as well as in parts of Canada and New Zealand. The climate and soil in these areas are ideal for growing hops, and the finished product is used in a variety of beer styles. Some of the most popular beers that utilize Azacca hops include IPAs, pale ales, and stouts. If you’re looking for a beer with a unique flavour profile, make sure to give one of these brews a try!
What beers use Azacca hops?
Azacca hops are a versatile hop variety that can be used in a wide range of beer styles. They are most commonly used in IPAs, where their citrus and tropical fruit aromas help to create a refreshing and delicious beer. However, Azacca hops can also be used in other hop-forward styles such as pale ales and double IPAs.
These hops are also becoming increasingly popular in fruit-forward beers such as sours and fruit lambics, where their flavours can help to enhance the character of the fruits used in the beer. So whether you’re a fan of hoppy beers or fruit-forward styles, make sure to look out for beers that use Azacca hops.
Cryo, Pellet, Whole Cone