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2018 UK Hop Harvest Report

Hop harvest is now winding down across the UK. Hops are only at their peak ripeness for about a week per variety - most farmers only have enough expensive harvesting machinery to just cover the acreage they grow - which means that harvest is an extremely busy time....

2018 UK Hop Outlook

Fuggles (above), and some Goldings varieties, are usually the first hop varieties to be harvested in the UK. We will be picking ours in the first couple of weeks of September. These hops are just going into burr. Burr is the growth stage when delicate flowers emerge...

Craft Beer and British Hops

British Hops are unique - Goldings and Fuggles can combine to produce great cask-conditioned beer. However modern craft beer is often built on the US ‘big four’: Amarillo, Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe - along with Southern-Hemisphere favourites like Galaxy and Nelson...

Spot vs Contract Hop Buying

Brewers need hops to brew tasty beer. Hops can either be bought on contracts (you agree a price now for delivery in a couple of year's time), or on the spot market for immediate delivery. Contracts are generally best: Hop prices are volatile - as a brewer you can...

Brook House Hops sells direct to brewers

I'm really excited to announce that Brook House Hops is changing the way that hop farmers and brewers trade, by selling our hops online; making us the first direct to brewer hop grower in the UK! Traditionally, hops are sold via merchants, however, we believe that...

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