Hops

Roll out the barrel

01 September 2014

Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame was once again the official partner for this year’s Faversham Hop Festival on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31.It was the 25th year of the free two-day event, which commemorates the golden days of hop picking in Kent.To mark the anniversary, staff from the Faversham-based brewery carried out a ceremonial rolling of a barrel of beer through the street

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UK Hop Symposium 2013

07 October 2013

They came, they saw, they sniffed and rubbed. Last week we hosted the first UK Hop Symposium for people involved in all aspects of the industry – from grower, to merchant, to brewer.

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Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight

01 October 2013

The brewers of Kent have joined forces for the second year running to bring a raft of green hop beers to drinkers in Kent – perfectly timed to celebrate Cask Ale Week. There are just four ingredients in cask beer – water, malted barley, yeast and hops. It is the latter of these that are probably the least understood.

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Kent's Hop Growers Have Reasons to be Cheerful

05 October 2012

Brewers, farmers and hop growers gathered to reflect on a challenging year of weather at Shepherd Neame’s annual Hop Blessing service in Faversham, Kent, on October 5. Head brewer Richard Frost, who joined the company in January and was celebrating his first Kentish hop harvest, said: “It has been a difficult year for growers with an exceptionally cold spring and a damp early summer affecting grow

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New Kent beer event backs UK hop industry

11 September 2012

Experts fear British hop farming could die out within a decade

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