Meet Glorya, a ripe, plump and juicy aroma hop from Corvallis, Oregon.
Glorya’s mother is Perle, the royal noble hop from Germany.
Glorya’s father? We’re not sure. Glorya was open-pollinated. We suspect her Daddy was a rogue, Oregon hop stud floating around the Willamette Valley.
For the past six years, Indie Hops has been working with Oregon State to develop Glorya. She’s survived the farm trials and has performed well in our brew trials.
Enjoy the show. We considered telling the story with charts, graphs, numbers and academic hop jargon. But, in the end, hop breeding is about sex. It’s about selecting the female and the male and hoping for a unique and powerful offspring. The story is as old as the Garden of Eden.
In coming chapters, we’ll show you how Glorya survived the farm trials and brew trials. And, most importantly, we’ll show you how she performed on the stage where it matters most – in the pint glass.
In the very near future, Indie Hops and OSU will be releasing a variety of unique aroma hops whose genesis began in 2009. The future is very bright. Stay tuned.