Bred at Wye College and introduced in 1972, Challenger is a granddaughter of Northern Brewer and niece of Northdown. It is a versatile variety with wide applications in both early and late kettle additions.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Aroma Profile: Cedar, Green Tea, Spicy
Beer Styles: Best Bitter, ESB, Stout
Alpha Acid: 6.5–8.5%
Beta Acid: 3.5–5%
Total Oil: 0.5–1.5 ml/100g