Mighty Axe Hops is Minnesota’s hop farm that is farmer-owned and operated. At 80 acres of hops, Mighty Axe is the largest hop farm in the entire center of the country. With state of the art on-farm picking, drying, pelleting, and packaging Mighty Axe Hops is a leader in the new-school of hop farming focused on aroma, quality, and terroir (terroir is the name for the effect of growing location on flavor of a food).
We partnered with Mighty Axe Hops because of the genuine passion and care given to each variety of their unique pellet hops. The hands-on care they put towards their craft will produce stand out homebrewed beers for you right now.
Try their custom processed, Minnesota grown varieties today with this unique, flavorful selection of classic American hop varieties. These hops are customized for brewers to produce the best flavor and aroma each variety can offer through growing, harvesting and processing in hands on, non-traditional way. Our brewmasters and commercial brewers alike can taste the difference of these new school flavor and aroma hops.
Your Hops Sampler Pack includes:
4 oz. Minnesota Grown Julius - Julius is one of Mighty Axe Hops’ house varieties. Minnesota grown Julius is an aroma hop powerhouse bursting with ripe, sweet orange, mandarin and peach flavors. Local Minnesota breweries are flaunting these flavors in hazy IPAs. Through the influence of Minnesota’s soils and growing climate, known as terroir, plus Mighty Axe Hops’ custom harvesting practices Julius is transformed Cascade that brews clean modern, aroma forward IPAs, juicy hazy pale ales, or as a burst of fruit on top of a sour. Be among the first to brew up a Julius hopped IPA!
4 oz. Minnesota Grown Tropica - Tropica is one of the most intense aroma hops to come out of Minnesota. Mighty Axe Hops’ Minnesota grown Tropica piles on the pineapple and tropical fruits. A Chinook hop at heart, the terroir of MN soils plus Mighty Axe’s custom growing practices create Tropica’s distinct tropical character. Featured heavily in a local Minnesota brewery's Terroir Series, Tropica is the go-to hop for juicy, pineapple forward hop flavor.
3 oz. Minnesota Grown Zenia - Zenia is one of Mighty Axe Hops’ house varieties. Grown from CTZ genetics Mighty Axe Zenia have made a name for themselves amongst craft brewers for their intense dank and resin, jammy-orange aromas and distinctive lack of onion-garlic flavor. By manipulating the harvest timing and processing practices of CTZ hops, Zenia becomes the intersection between heavy-weight resin and orange marmalade. Utilized in the dry hop addition for Fair State Brewing Cooperative’s flagship IPA, Mighty Axe Hops’ dank aroma Zenia pack a heavy flavor punch perfect for big IPAs.
3 oz. Minnesota Grown Centennial - Famous as a bright lemon/lime dual purpose hop, Mighty Axe Hops Minnesota grown Centennial shows another side of this classic hop. These Mighty Axe Centennial have darker and more complex aromas of red berries, a broad floral landscape, and sweet lemon peel. Many commercial brewers have highlighted these flavors in SMaSH brews or to complement the sharp citrus of a hop bomb IPA.
2 oz. Minnesota Grown Triple Pearl - Triple Pearl is a new-er release from the USDA’s hop breeding program bred to blend noble hop spice characteristics with American hop citrus notes. Mighty Axe Hops Minnesota grown Triple Pearl present complex aromas of black pepper, cedar/sandalwood, and floral perfume. Triple Pearl is the hop for pilsnerds, lager-lovers, and traditionalists alike.
|Hops Format||Pellet Hops|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Flavor Descriptors||Julius: sweet orange, mandarin & peach, Tropica: pineapple, tropical fruits, Zenia: dank & resin, jammy orange, Centennial: lemon/lime, Triple Pearl: citrus|