A bittering variety that thrives in Alsace. This American variety was introduced to France in the beginning of the 1990s in order to diversify the regional varieties, and to offer high alpha varieties in Alsace.
This variety was developped in the 1970s in the USA, and approved in 1982. It is a cross between Brewers Gold and a bittering male.
The soil and climate in the Alsace region in France bring out certain unique aromatic notes in this variety. Nugget is cultivated on 19 hecatares (47 acres) by growers who have invested in this variety based on their experience and personal convictions. 2.10 hectares (5 acres) are dedicated to organic cultivation.