Equinox™ HBC 366 revealed as latest hop varietal from The Hop Breeding Co. (video)


hop breeding co logoWe surmised last week that the new hop to get a name at The Craft Brewers Conference this week might be HBC 366 and lo and behold…

From the breeders of Citra® YCR 394 cv, Mosaic™ HBC 369 cv, and Simcoe® YCR 14 cv hops comes the latest varietal release – Equinox™ HBC 366.

These hops are generally some of the most sought-after in the industry.

In the video above, Brooklyn Brewmaster, Garrett Oliver, discusses Equinox™. Check out more info on the newly-named hop below.


General Trade Perception

The diversified and pronounced aroma characteristics combined with extremely high oil content and a tight cone structure make this hop variety very unique.


A pronounced aroma profile with citrus, tropical fruit, floral and herbal characteristics. Specific descriptors include lemon, lime, papaya, apple, and green pepper.

Additional Information

Developed by the Hop Breeding Company. The Hop Breeding Company is a joint venture between between Select Botanicals Group LLC and John I Hass.

Alpha Acids

14.4 – 15.6%

Beta Acids

4.6 – 5.1%


31.7 – 38%

Total Oil

2.9 mL / 100g

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