NZ Wye Challenger
NZ Grown Wye Challenger.
A signature variety of the English brewing tradition, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer with some Northdown in its lineage as well. It was released in 1972 by Wye College. Although it has limited acres elsewhere, most of this hop’s production remains in the UK.
Mild to moderately intense spice with elements of evergreen and ripe fruit; adds a bright, grassy character as a dry hop. Blends well with earthy or floral varieties.
Use: English Ale, West coast-style American IPAs.
Substitutes: Perle (US), Northern Brewer, Admiral