Sterling Hop Rhizome

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Sterling Hop Rhizome

Looking to get more involved in building your own beer from the ground up? Looking to make a fresh hop beer this fall? Try growing your own hops right at home.

With each order of hops we also include detailed instructions for growing your own hops.


Due to agricultural restrictions, we cannot ship rhizomes to AK, ID, HI, OR or WA.


Sterling a Saaz hybrid released in 1998 that displays similar noble aroma and oil composition to the Czech variety, good yield and moderately resistant to Downy Mildew, generally considered a favorable Saaz replacement. Mid-season maturity. The alpha acid content can fluctuate seasonally from environmental influences but the average alpha acid percentage ranges between 6-9%.

Sterling is traditionally an aroma hop that works well with German and Belgian styles. Sterling is known for having a spicy, noble aroma.