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Green Hop Ale is Shepherd Neame's contribution to Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight, which commences at the end of September.
Instead of the usual dried hops, the beer uses fresh, or ‘green’ Kentish hops within 12 hours of being picked. Freshly picked green hops impart a distinctly different character, creating a beer with a truly unique flavour and aroma.
Head brewer Richard Frost said: “One of the things that makes working for Shepherd Neame so special, is brewing beer in the heart of hop country. We will be bittering the beer with our signature hop East Kent Goldings, and for the late hop addition, we’ll go down to the National Hop Collection on the day of the brew and collect whichever variety looks as though it’s in the best condition.”
Green Hop Ale will be on sale at the Canterbury Food and Drink Festival, which is hosting the official launch of the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight on Friday, September 25. It will also be available on draught in Shepherd Neame pubs and freehouses around Kent until mid-October.
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