talus hops

Experimental hop HBC 692 has a fancy new brand name as it becomes the newest commercial release from Hop Breeding Company. Talus™, a word that represents the sloped features of rocky terrain, pays homage to the rich mountainous landscape of the Pacific Northwest and the hop’s adventurous flavor profile.

Talus delivers big aromas of pink grapefruit, citrus rinds, dried roses, pine resin, tropical fruits and sage. The bold flavor profile draws from its roots as a cultivated daughter of Sabro® Brand HBC 438. Talus’ impactful citrus, floral, wood and fruit aromas remain throughout the brewing process.

“Talus brand HBC 692 has the distinction of being exceptionally unique yet appealing and very translatable in beer. Moreover, its complexity lends itself to functionality in the brewing process alone or in combination with other hops. Talus checks a lot of boxes,” says Jason Perrault, one of the Talus breeders from Yakima Chief Ranches.

With its neomexicanus heritage paired with open pollination from a local Pacific Northwest hop, this exciting new hop brand delivers a one-of-a-kind flavor experience. Talus joins the growing selection of branded HBC hops, including Citra® HBC 394, Mosaic® HBC 369, Sabro® HBC 438, Ekuanot® HBC 366 and Loral® HBC 291.

Talus™ will be made available for commercial brewers starting in Fall 2020. For availability or for more information, please contact your Yakima Chief Hops sales team or contact us.