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
08 September 2012
Richard Frost, Shepherd Neame’s new head brewer, celebrates his first Kentish hop harvest this month, having witnessed at first hand how the county’s farmers and growers have overcome challenging weather conditions to bring in the crop. Richard, who joined Britain’s oldest brewer in January, after spending 33 years brewing in the Midlands, has relished the opportunity to be up close and hands-on w