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
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.
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.
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
11 September 2012
Experts fear British hop farming could die out within a decade