About Hops - Kent Hops in 2013
will be sourcing all our main hops from three hop gardens
Kent in 2013.
Castle hop garden is owned by the National Trust. Ian Strang
produces choice Target and Progress hops which are used in
Grasshopper, Scotney Ales and the Viceroy India Pale Ale. It
is the last hop garden in Lamberhurst. Ian won an award in
2013 for the best Target hops in Kent and Silver medal in
the National Hop Awards.
hop garden is on the other side of the River Bewl from Scotney.
Ian Strang is also farming the superb quality Goldings, WGV,
Progress and Bramling Cross hops which go into many of our
is one of only two hop gardens left in Goudhurst parish.
hop garden in Wingham supplies the Northdown hops used for
in several of our beers. In 2013 we also hope to secure our
First Gold for the Summer Perle from Stuart Highwood.
these valiant hop farmers we would never be able to enjoy the
range of flavours and aromas we do today. Support the hop industry
by buying real beer!
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed
down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into
your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured