Ladies and gentleman, here are the details of this year’s Kent Green Hop Beers! We will unveil this year’s delicious green hopped delights for your drinking pleasure at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (26/27/28th September) – after which you’ll need to go to the pub for more!
This list is correct – albeit provisional – at the time of writing. We may get further info or updates on beers. These will be added to the Beers Page BUT this post WILL NOT BE UPDATED. Check the page for the most accurate information.
Pale Green (5.3%) Pale ale hopped with EKG*. Dry and very pale.
Auburn Green (4.3%) Best bitter hopped with EKG. Full bodied… awaiting further tasting notes.
Canterbury Brewers/The Foundry
Simply Saison (4.5%) Saison hopped with EKG. Robust, hoppy beer with earthy sweetness and toffied-banana from the Belgian Saison yeast.
Le Petit Belge (4.4%) Belgian pale hopped with EKG. Light pale ale brewed with Belgian yeast to deliver a greater range of hop flavours and a deep, complex beer.
Single Hopped Pale Ale (3.6%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Simple, clean and crisp pale ale allowing just our magnificent, local East Kent Goldings to really shine.
Harvest Night (5.6%) Black IPA hopped with EKG and Challenger. As black as the moonlit Kentish night before these precious Kentish hops were harvested.
Bakers Hole Mild (3.5%) Mild hopped with Challenger. Roast malt backbone, big fresh hop hit and refreshing bitterness with a herby/cedar aroma and hint of fruit.
Hunter Gatherer (3.5%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Includes oats for added mouthfeel and bags and bags of fresh hops.
Barnfield Red (4.4%) Red ale hopped with Challenger. Plenty of caramel in the malt body balanced by fruity hops.
Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery
Gadds’ Green Hop Ale (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Pale, crisp, zesty and bitter.
Green Hop Silver Star (4.2%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger . Crisp, clean palate with a light, satisfying dry finish and variations from the green hops.
Green Hop Silver Star (4.2%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Crisp, clean palate with a light, satisfying dry finish and variations from the green hops.
Genesis Green Hop (3.5%) Ruby ale hopped with tbc. Lots of flavour for its low ABV and an extra fresh, lasting, green hoppy finish.
Good Harvest (3.8%) Amber ale hopped with EKG. Clean tasting amber ale with a unique taste of autumn.
Goodness Gracious Me (4.8%) IPA hopped with tbc. Robust and citrus flavoured green hop India Pale Ale evoking the taste of an Indian summer.
Hop Fuzz Brewery
Red and Green (3.8%) Red ale hopped with Challenger. Sweet with a fresh hoppy tone.
Green Giant (6%) IPA hopped with EKG. A colossal amount of freshly harvested East Kent Goldings create a rare, complex IPA.
Larkins Brewery. No details at present.
Mad Cat Brewery
EKG Green Hop RyePA (4%) Rye Pale Ale hopped with EKG. Fruity flavours balance dryness and complement earthiness, with a zesty green hop finish.
Autumn Sun (4.3%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger. Smooth bittering and a hoppy, fruity and spicy aroma.
Flash in the pan (4%) Golden Ale hopped with EKG and Fuggles. Floral, honey, spice and blackcurrant with a pleasantly dry, lingering, after taste.
Old Dairy Brewery
Early Fuggle (4%) Pale ale/bitter hopped with Fuggles. Awaiting tasting notes.
**Challenger (4%) Pale ale/bitter hopped with Challenger. Awaiting tasting notes.
Pig & Porter
Purest Green (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Strong(ish) pale ale with a resinous, grassy quality.
Strangely Brown (4.4%) Porter hopped with EKG. Fresh hops against a backdrop of roasted and flaked barley to give a traditional porter flavour.
**Green Hopped Classic IPA (4.5%) IPA hopped with Fuggles. Amber coloured beer with delicate, minty, grassy hop character and slightly floral aroma.
Tallyman’s Special (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Canterbury Whitebine. Made with rare hops from the National Hop Collection, this light-coloured best bitter has a dry finish.
Spencer’s Brewery. No details at present.
Time and Tide Brewing
Green hop pale (5.1%) Pale Ale hopped with Challenger, Fuggles and Cascade. Awaiting tasting notes.
Capel Pale (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with Pilgrim. Light honey malts and zesty, citrus hop finish.
Bramling Cross (4%) Best bitter hopped with Bramling Cross. Increased hop resin creates a fruity blackcurrant overtone with a spicy yet floral background.
Fuggles (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Fuggles. Lightly perfumed hop flavours, hints of citrus and very smooth on the palate.
Bullion (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Bullion. Spicy, blackcurrant and floral flavours.
Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale 1 (4.5%) Bitter hopped with Goldings. Delightful sweet, sappy flavour, balanced bitterness and malt flavours.
Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale 2 (4.5%) Bitter hopped with WGV*. Awaiting tasting notes.
Grafty Green Hop (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Spices, sweet citrus and a wonderful floral aroma, an invigoratingly flavourful brew.
END of beer list.
Additional notes/hop abbreviations:
Sadly beers marked** are unlikely to be on the green hop bar at Canterbury F & D Fest – although they will be available in pubs. Why not Tweet the brewery to find out where to get them?
*EKG = East Kent Goldings. *WGV = Whitbread Golding Variety.
Please note – this list is provisional and subject to change/availability – although we will try our best not to disappoint! ALSO, supplies of Kent Green Hop Beer, whether on our bar at Canterbury F & D or in pubs, are GENUINELY LIMITED. Once it’s gone, it’s gone. Our best advice is to get to the bar early and/or call ahead to check with pubs which beers they have on the bar so as to avoid disappointment.
We hope you enjoy the Fortnight and this year’s Kent Green Hop Beers!
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