is a relatively new variety of hops
released in 1990. Centennial
is a hybrid and dual purpose hop
developed by Charles Zimmermann at Washington State University. It is a mid-season maturing vigorous hop.
variety of hops
was bred to be both a higher alpha and an aroma variety. Many microbrewers appreciate Cantennial
for its unique flavor. Being "dual purpose" hop, Centennial
can be used for both bittering and flavor/aroma. As a bittering hop, Cantennial
lends a crisp citrus bite. As a aroma hop, Centennial
provides citrus floral aroma.
is one of the "Three Cs" along with Cascade and Columbus