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”
During the harvest breweries from all over the UK collected green hops from the farm for their green hop ale. With Fuggle, Challenger and Bullion to choose from, the race was on too brew the hoppiest ale and impress the judges at this year’s competition. Continue reading “Another successful year at the Spa Valley Green Hop festival for breweries using Hukins Hops!!!”
After the madness of hop picking and with the creeping autumnal weather upon us, in theory the hop farm should slow down to a calm sedate state, with time spent sleeping and tasting some of the beers we worked so hard to flavour with our hops! This is only partly true… Continue reading “Beers & Autumn!”
We have now reached the final chapter in our Hukins hop harvest story, starting from the field as a flower and finally ending up in some of the country’s most popular brews. Continue reading “Harvest has Ended”
With the Oast house full and the kilns ready and waiting, the next job is to dry these green hops in to the finished product that is so vital to breweries all over the world.
Continue reading “From Green to Dry”
Harvest is in full swing!
After the hop bines have been cut and loaded on to the tractor, they then begin the journey into the kiln via the hop picking machine. Continue reading “From The Field To The Kiln”
After months and months of waiting the time is finally here, and with the sun shining and the hops at their peak, work has started on a long and fruitful harvest. Continue reading “Harvest is here!”
Introduced by Wye College in 1972 this variety was bred from two trial varieties. It is very well related with its grandmother being Northern Brewer and its aunt – Northdown. Continue reading “Challenger- the perfect dual!”