Columbus is often referred to as CTZ, a trio of similar hops including Tomahawk ® and Zeus., is a half sister to Nugget and is a super high alpha variety.
Columbus is used as a bittering hop with an intense, pungent aroma and has a high resistance to mildew and other disease.
Type 90 Pellets
250g (SAVE 10% on 100g Price)
500g (SAVE 15% on 100g Price)
1Kg (SAVE 20% on 100g Price)
5Kg (SAVE 30% on 100g Price)
The exact lineage of the proprietary hop Columbus is unknown. Its namesake was created in part as the result of a legal dispute between Hop Union and Yakima Chief when both parties attempted to patent the same hop. Yakima Chief’s variety was named Tomahawk ®. After an agreement was reached, both names were registered. They are technically the same hop. Originally bred by Charles (Chuck) Zimmerman as part of a USDA breeding program sometime in the 1970’s, Columbus is sometimes referred to at CTZ (Columbus, Tomahawk® and Zeus) though it is genetically distinct from Zeus hops.
Typical Beer Style Uses:
High Alpha Hop
Pungent, black pepper, licorice characteristics with subtle citrus overtones.