The United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) has officially released a new public hop variety. The hop formerly known as USDA-ARS experimental line 2006009-074 has been renamed “Vista.”
Vista is described as having superior agronomic traits and unique aroma characteristics and “displays aromas of gooseberry, white wine, white peach, honeydew and papaya.”
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Attendees at the 2022 Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota will have the opportunity to evaluate Vista in a seminar led by breeder John Henning and delegates of the Hop Growers of America, and later sample beers brewed with Vista at the Hop Growers of America booth in the BrewExpo America trade show. As with any new hop variety, only limited quantities from the 2021 crop are currently available.
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