There comes a time when one feels the need to branch out, explore new territory and see what exists beyond the norm. That kind of time has come for BSG in the form of the craft cider explosion in the United States. It’s no secret that cider is on the rise in the U.S., and it’s not just cideries making it happen; wineries, micros, brewpubs and regional breweries are getting involved in a big way as well. The demand for cider making ingredients is knocking on the door.
One of the newest hops on the scene, Medusa™ is unlike anything you’ve encountered before. Native to Colorado and New Mexico, humulus lupulus neomexicanus is an entirely different species from its European cousin, humuls lupulus lupulus. Grown exclusively by CLS Farms in Yakima WA, where 8 different varieties of neo-mexicanus are being developed.