The variety was named after the Sorachi Subprefecture in Hokkaidō, Japan. It was developed for Sapporo Breweries and used in their beers. The pedigree includes Brewer’s Gold and Saaz and has high yield potential. It was originally released in 1984 and was grown for a while in Japan and China.
Brewing Usage: Dual
Aroma: Citrus, Herbal, Lemon, Lime, Dill
Alpha Acids %: 10-12
Beta Acids %: 6-8
Co-Humolone: 25-28% of alpha acids
Total Oil: 1.5-3 mls/100g
Possible Substitutions: Motueka, Falconers Flight