Bitterness in its pure state. A Super Alpha variety from America that was introduced to France at the end of the 1990s. Often referred to as CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk, Zeus), for the 3 names which were all given to what is actually the same variety.

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Each type of variety, in pellets or cones, is offered in packing 1kg, 4kg, 5kg, depending on the availability of stocks of the various vintages of the Columbus variety.

Variety Type Price/Kg (tax excl.) Stock  

Type Inconnu
from 23,00 €tax excl.

Type Inconnu
from 12,50 €tax excl.

Type Inconnu
from 9,00 €tax excl.

Technical features

Columbus is a half-sister of the Nugget variety. Its aroma is intense though pleasant, with notes of green fruits, citrus and esters. Some brewers dare to use this variety in late hopping

Alpha acid9.5-12 %
Cohumulone30-35 %
Beta acids4.5-5.5 %
Coluplone53.7 %
Total Oil1.4-2 ml/100g
Myrcene30-50 %
Humulene15-25 %
Monoterpene64 %
Sesquiterpene36 %
Humulene / Caryophyllene1.9-2.1

Producer of hops Columbus

The Alsace region in France is one of the only European regions to cultivate this variety, with almost 24 hectares (59 acres) of production.

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Hops growers Columbus in Alsace

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