One of Hopsteiner’s Most Popular Experimental Hops Gets a Name: Sultana™ is Here!

One of Hopsteiner’s Most Popular Experimental Hops Gets a Name: Sultana™ is Here!

 //  August 12, 2019

We’re excited to announce the new name for one of our most popular experimental varieties – Sultana™ (formerly experimental #06277). Sultana™ is a mountain of a hop with big cones, big oils, and big aromas. First crossed in 2006, Sultana™ has made a decade-long journey, making its way from our breeding program to our commercial yards where it has been expanded for further availability.

Sultana™’s popularity stems from its huge aroma and flavor profile, as it exhibits big, fruity, ripe pineapple notes, bright citrus, and a subtle hint of pine. If you’ve ever cracked open a fresh can of pineapple chunks, you can get a pretty good guess of what Sultana™’s aroma profile is like.

The parentage of Sultana™ is 50% Nugget, 25% Zeus, and 25% USDA male, which lend great aroma characteristics in combination with resistance against disease. All of our proprietary varieties are bred to withstand the tests of time, with a focus on superior sustainable properties. And Sultana™ is no exception. Sultana™ is a late-maturing hop variety with high yields, unique aroma, and great agronomical attributes.

When deciding on what to name this variety, we looked to the impressive Alaskan Range for inspiration. We wanted to find something as big and bold as the cones and flavor this hop produced. We found a mountain known to the Athabascans and original inhabitants of Alaska as “Sultana” – which means the woman. Sultana is one of the largest peaks in the continental US and is the perfect fit for this enormous hop.

So, how can you get your hands on Sultana™? Sultana™ is available for both contracting and Spot Hop purchase through our Portal. Simply create a profile (or log in if you already have an account) to begin selecting awesome hop varieties like Sultana or other hop-related products and varieties from across the globe.



Alpha Acid:         13.0 – 15.0%

Beta Acid:            4 – 5.0%

Co-Humulone:     22 – 26

Total Oils:            2.5 – 4.0 mL/100g


Looking for a beer that uses Sultana™ (X06277)?

Tröegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) – Golden Thing DIPA

Wormtown Brewing (Worchester, MA) – Don’t Worry IPA

Modist Brewing (Minneapolis, MN) – Dream Yard

Lamplighter Brewing (Cambridge, MA) –  Not McKinley

Lakefront Brewing (Milwaukee, WI) –  Hazy Rabbit IPA

Crystal Lake Brewing (Crystal Lake, IL) – Hop Driver Brut IPA

Indeed Brewing Company (Minneapolis, MN) – Flavorwave

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