This year’s Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight takes place from Fri 27th Sept – Fri 11th Oct 2013.
Thanks to everyone who made our first year (2012) such a success.
Our launch at the Canterbury Food & Drink Festival, on 28th – 30th Sept went incredibly well. Our Green Hop Beer tent hardly saw a lull in thirsty people eager to try the brews. Thanks to everyone who came along. We hope to launch in Canterbury again in 2013. Details tbc.
Special thanks also to Cheesemakers of Canterbury http://www.cheesemakersofcanterbury.co.uk and Kentish Mayde http://kentishmayde.co.uk who kindly donated samples of delicious cheese and pies to match with the Green Hop Beers. We found the Ashmore Smoked Cheddar a good match for a whole selection of the beers and our favourite pie match was the butterbean chilli with Green Hop Saison which was a lovely pairing of spicy flavours but with the beer also calming the heat of the chilli.
What is Kent Green Hop Beer?
Kent Green Hop Beer is beer made with fresh, or green, Kentish hops – instead of using hops that have been dried as is more traditional in brewing. The beers have a characteristic fresh taste because the hops used contain many of the oils that are normally lost when hops are dried. We make sure the hops are as fresh as can be by using them within 12 hours of being picked.
And there’s a fortnight dedicated to these beers?
Indeed there is. We think Kent Green Hop Beers are more than a bit special so we’re inviting EVERYBODY to come and try them.
We hope to launch The second Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival on Friday 27th September 2013 – full details tbc but in 2012 we had a dedicated tent where people enjoyed the beers and the festival was the only occasion where all of them were available in the same place at the same time. Pubs throughout the county had selected Kent Green Hop Beers through to the end of the Fortnight, or whenever they ran out!
Who makes these amazing beers?
Almost every brewery in Kent is going to be making at least one this year and as we have more than 20 breweries, that’s a huge range of beers. They’ll all be different too as each brewer will be creating their own recipe. See our news pages for a beer list with descriptions and tasting notes.
How can I find out more and make sure I get to Kent in time to try these beers?
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We look forward to seeing you in 2013!