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The Hops Insider: The Next Big Thing

In a new, exclusive feature for Brewing Industry Guide All-Access subscribers, Stan Hieronymus goes deep on the latest in hops news and knowledge. This month, he zooms in on a question: Which new, hot varieties have a shot at becoming the Next Big Thing?

Stan Hieronymus Dec 16, 2020 - 10 min read

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Back in August—three days before Wild Heaven Brewing in Atlanta released the third beer in its Next Big Thing series—the Hop Breeding Company announced that HBC 692, the experimental variety used to make that beer called #692, would be called Talus.

Will Talus turn out to be the Next Big Thing?

Or what about Nectaron or Eclipse, two newly named varieties from the Southern Hemisphere?

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