Hops

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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Richard Celebrates First Harvest Time in the Home of Hops

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

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Garden of England’s ‘Beerjolais’ Ambition

05 September 2012

From hop bine to brewery in less than 12 hours! Step aside Beaujolais nouveau, the English are launching a beer event to capture the unique flavours of the first, fresh hops of the harvest and they hope it will become as popular as the seasonal wine run from France.

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