The name Callista originates from Greek and means “most beautiful (woman)”. It is derived from the Greek name of a huntress in the myth of Callisto, who was loved by Zeus. The name Callisto was changed to the common Callista, because in Latin, Callista is the feminine spelling.
That is a very fitting name for this special flavor hops from Germany, because it has all the properties to make beer more appealing. Callista is especially valuable for brewing craft beer. It has a pleasant hoppy note with an intensely fruity flavor. It reminds of apricot, passion fruit, and berries, such as raspberry and blackberry.
Here is a short description of average bitter substance content for Callista:
- Alpha acids: 3.3%
- Beta acids: 7%
- Cohumulone: 18%
- Xanthohumol: 0.5%
- Total oil content (EBC 7.1): 1.7 ml/100g
The superior flavoring properties of Callista are not the only advantages of these high-quality flavor hops from Germany. German hops are protected by the EU and are products of origin. German hops are displaying the EU quality labels PDO (Protected Designation of Origin) respectively PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).
During the growing period, Callista is highly resistant against mildew infection. This increases the yield compared to other, non resistant hops types. At the same time, it reduces the need for chemical methods of mildew prevention, avoiding pesticide residue in the product.
In general, one hectoliter of Lager beer needs only 100-150 grams of hops. Some beer types, such as Pils, need twice as much hops than the more aromatic Weizen. No matter how the brew master is using hops, for example raw, dried, ground, as pellets or extract, German hops is always a high quality, natural product that yields superior beer flavors. Callista is an innovative flavor hops that is helping craft beer brew masters to create fruity brews that have the potential to conquer new and existing customer segments.