What makes an award winning hop? Is it the terroir? The climate and conditions in which the hop is grown in, or is it the people whose hard work year on year make sure the hops are protected from pests and disease?
Whatever it is it’s nice to know you’re doing it right, and what better way to celebrate this achievement than with an awards ceremony, just like the Oscars. Continue reading “The Institute of brewing and distilling British Hop competition 2017”
Thanks to the explosion of craft brewing, it’s no wonder the international hop association has crowned hops Herb of the Year! Holding off such heavyweights as rosemary, fennel and who could forget oregano, to claim the highest of accolades that could ever be given to a herb. Continue reading “When is a hop not a hop?..When it’s a herb!”
With January slowly dragging its feet, spring seems further away than ever so we thought everybody needs a little cheering up. Continue reading “Life on Mars”
Since spring last year we have been busy on the farm getting the new hop garden (‘Walters’) named after Ross’ Grandfather, ready for the 2018 season. Continue reading “New Hop Garden”
With the Christmas break behind us and the new year celebrated, we can now start looking towards the 2018 harvest. With vital repairs to the gardens and soil treatment carried out the next stage is Stringing.
Continue reading “Stringing you along in January”
As the festive season is soon approaching I find it imperative that the fridge is stocked with beer. Continue reading “Kent, not just a great place to grow hops”
Kent hop Competition 2017!
The awards held at Marden hockey club on the 22nd November, and are a chance for growers and brewers alike to rub shoulders and celebrate the end of the harvest and sample the fruits of their labour. Continue reading “Kent Hop Competition 2017: Best Hopped Ale”
As the old saying goes, the early bird catches the worm, right? And when it comes to that big day pre-planning is essential. So why not order your dry hop garland now for next year and avoid any disappointment when tying the knot
Continue reading “Something old, Something New, something borrowed, Hops!”
We had a fantastic evening helping The Five Points Brewing Company celebrate the release of their bullion green hopped beer, hosted by Alex at the wonderful new Fuggles Beer Cafe in Tonbridge. Continue reading “The Five Points Brewery @ Fuggles Beer Café”