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Adopt a Rhizome

Show your love for Deleuze & Guattari while helping out our beer-making. Adopt a rhizome today and grow some hops for the AS in the AS! Care and Feeding instructions:

Contact Joanna to make arrangements for your adoption.

Lex Bhagat adopts a Cascade rhizomeLex Bhagat adopts Cascade rhizome 2 (to be planted at Kielbasy, 234 Scott Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA)

Jen Jeffrey adopts 2 rhizomes Jen Jeffrey adopts Cascade rhizome 2 and Nugget rhizome 2 ( to be planted at 1264 Westcott St, Syracuse, NY)

Rhizomes up for adoption:

Cascade1Cascade1: adoptedĀ  Cascade2Cascade2: adopted


Cascade is an aroma-type cultivar which originated as the first commercial hop from the USDA-ARS breeding program. It was bred in 1956 but not released for cultivation until 1972. It reached its peak in 1975 when it produced 13.3% of the total American crop. It was obtained by crossing an English Fuggle with a male plant, which originated from the Russian variety Serebrianka with a Fuggle male plant.

A very popular U.S. variety, with a moderate bitterness level and fragrant, flowery aroma. Cascade is often used in highly hopped West Coast ales that have a citrus-floral hop character. (alpha acid: 4.5-6.0% / beta acid: 5.0-7.0% )

Horizon1Horizon 1: adoption pendingĀ  Horizon2Horizon 2: adoption pending


Horizon is a clean, somewhat citrusy/floral high-alpha but low cohumulone hop variety. It originated in the United States and is typically grown in Washington and Oregon. Because of its clean yet somewhat typical-American aroma, Horizon is a great choice as a base (60+ minute addition) into beers like American Pale Ale, American IPA/IIPA and American Brown ales.
Horizon is a high alpha-aroma cultivar, a diploid seedling result of a cross made in 1970 between the USDA 65009 female plant (with Brewers Gold and Early Green lineage) and the male plant 64035M. It was released as a commercial variety in 1998. (alpha acid: 10.2-16.5% / beta acid: 6.5-8.5%)

Nugget 1Nugget 1: adoption pendingĀ  Nugget 2 Nugget 2: adopted


Nugget is a bittering-type cultivar, bred in 1970 from the USDA 65009 female plant and USDA 63015M. The lineage of Nugget is 5/8 Brewers Gold, 1/8 Early Green, 1/16 Canterbury Golding, 1/32 Bavarian and 5/32 unknown. Nugget is a great bittering hop with a heavy herbal aroma. (alpha acid: 12.5-14.5% / beta acid: 4.0-6.0%)

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