24 August 2016
Celebrate this year’s Kent hop harvest with a glass of Shepherd Neame’s Green Hop Ale (4.5% abv). The seasonal cask ale is brewed every year for the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at the end of September. Instead of the usual dried aroma hops, the beer uses fresh, or ‘green’ Kentish hops within 12 hours of being picked.
15 September 2015
Kent has grown hops since the 16th century, with around 50% of the UK’s total crop still coming from the county. Don’t miss the chance to taste this year’s batch of Shepherd Neame’s Green Hop Ale (4.2% abv) during the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at the end of September.
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 June 2013
Would you like to name one of our beers? We are taking part in the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight again this year (27 Sept – 13 Oct). The first festival was held in 2012 to celebrate the county’s most iconic crop.