Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus Lupulus. The hop flower makes many positive contributions to beer such as citrusy, woodsy, spicy and fruity aromas, as well as bitterness to help balance residual sweetness.

At Bench Brewing, we have a 3-acre hop field on the site of the brewery, with an additional 24-acres being planted at our off-site Bench hop field this spring. The hops varietals that we will be growing and using in the production of our beer are:

  • Cascade
  • Centennial
  • Chinook
  • Hallerauer
  • Saaz
  • Willamette