Once native to Ontario, the wild turkey disappeared from the province about 100 years ago. In 1984 the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, launched a reintroduction program that began with just 274 birds. This has been one of the most successful reintroductions in history. When we purchased our farm a few years ago we found a hop growing wild among the habitat of some wild turkeys. We don’t know what this hop is, but it tested high, in alpha acid in preliminary tests (13-16%), so we called it Wild Turkey.
If you are looking for a bittering hop that is “wild”, and really local, this is it!
• Farm: Clear Valley Hops Plantation, Ontario, Canada
• Hop Variety: Wild Turkey
• Harvest Year: 2017
• Hop Format: Cold Press Pellets
• Alpha acids: 14.00, Beta acids: 4.77
• Flavour: Dual purpose hop with clean bittering for the boil
• Aroma: When utilized as an aroma hop notes of mango, peach and slight citrus are apparent
• Beer Styles: IPA, Brown