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Kent Green Hop Beer list for Canterbury F&D fest

Here’s the beer list for our #KGHB Tent at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival from tomorrow Fri 23 Sept until Sunday 25th Sept – while stocks last! We do our best to make sure the details are correct, but please be aware they are subject to change.

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Don’t forget the festival is a daytime only event. More details on the Canterbury F&D page.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bexley Brewery

Hukins Challenger Pale Ale (4%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger.

Boutilliers

Green Hop Saison (5.5%) Pale, dry, thirst-quenching farmhouse style ale. Hopped with EKG*.

Canterbury Ales

Pale Ale (4.2%) Hopped with ‘Early Bird’ Goldings.

Green and Black (4%) Black, unfined beer with green hops.

Pale Ale (5%) Details tbc.

Canterbury Brewers/The Foundry Brewpub

Simply Saison (4.5%) Robust flavours celebrating the best of the summer. Hopped with EKG.

East Kent Red Rye (4.4%) Caramel-biscuit malts with herbal, marmalade notes. Hopped with EKG.

Harvest Night (5.6%) Black IPA. Hopped with EKG.

Caveman Brewery

70 Shilling (4%) Hopped with EKG.

Barnfield Wheat IPA (5%) Hopped with Challenger.

Christchurch University (collab with The Foundry)

Green Chapel Canterbury Christchurch Ale (4.6%) Pale ale with a riot of flavours. Hopped with EKG, Wye Challenger and Fuggles.

East Kent Brewers Collaboration beer

Details will be revealed at Canterbury F&D!

Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery

Gadds’ Green Hop Ale (4.8%) Pale, crisp, zesty and bitter. Hopped with EKG.

Goachers

Goachers Green Hop Ale (3.9%) Pale ale. Hopped with EKG.

Goody Ales

Genesis Green Hop (3.5%) Ruby coloured brew. Hopped with Challenger grown at the brewery.

Good Harvest (3.8%) Clean tasting amber ale. Hopped with Northdown grown at the brewery.

Kent Brewery

Green Giant (6%) IPA hopped with a colossal amount of EKG.

Larkins Brewery

Green Hop Best (4%) Made with hops grown on their own farm at the brewery.

Mad Cat

Buzz Wiser (3.8%) Pale ale featuring honey. Hopped with EKG.

Syndale Pale Ale (4.3%) Pale ale with satisfying mouthfeel. Hopped with EKG.

Musket Brewery

Flash In The Pan (4%) Golden ale with a pleasantly dry, lingering aftertaste. Hopped with Fuggles.

Old Dairy

Green Hop with Fuggles (4%) Mild and pleasant pale ale with spicy, woody and fruit notes.

Green Hop with Challenger (4%) Spicy, cedary pale ale with green tea aroma and sweet floral flavour.

Green Hop with Bullion (4%) Strong and zesty pale ale with blackcurrant characteristics.

Pig and Porter

Purest Green (5.2%) Flavoursome pale ale with a hint of zesty marmalade. Hopped with EKG.

Strangely Brown (4.8%) ‘Grassy’ green hops lift the creaminess provided by roasted grains giving this porter a smooth mouthfeel and hints of coffee flavour.

Ripple Steam

Farmhouse Pale Ale (4.2%) Pale ale. Hopped with Admiral.

Shepherd Neame

Green Hop Ale (4.5%) Best bitter. Hopped with varieties selected by the brewer.

Tonbridge Brewery

Capel Pale (4.5%) Light honey malts with zesty, citrus notes. Hopped with Pilgrim.

Scuppeteer Brewing Company

Kiln Basher (5.2%) Green hop porter.

Wantsum Brewery

Fuggles (4.5%) Amber best bitter with hints of
citrus from the lightly perfumed Fuggles.

Westerham Brewery

Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale (4.5%) Mid gold bitter with a delightful sweet, sappy flavour. Hopped with Goldings from Scotney Castle Hop Garden.

Whitstable Brewery

Green Glory (4.8%) Hopped with Challenger.

Good as Goldings (4.3%) Hopped with EKG.

We also expect to have beers from:

Brew Buddies, Hop Fuzz, Nelson Brewery and Rockin Robin.

*EKG stands for East Kent Goldings.

 

Kent Green Hop Beer List 2015

Drum roll…. trumpets… buntings hung out. It’s the 2015 Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight BEER LIST!

NB: We do our best to make sure beer details are correct and up to date BUT they are subject to change! All beers subject to availability – please note that not all of these will be available at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival. Those unlikely to be there are marked with **.

Attwell’s Brewery

Attwell’s Green Hop (5%) Golden ale hopped either with EKG* or Northdown.

Bexley Brewery

Gushmere Fuggles Pale Ale (4%) Pale ale hopped with Fuggles.

**Hukins Bullion Pale (4%) Pale ale hopped with Bullion.

Brew Buddies

Bramling Cross Honey Ale (4.3%) Green hopped honey beer with Bramling Cross and local honey.

Canterbury Ales

Gold (5.5%) Golden ale hopped either with EKG or Northdown.

Beer name tbc (3.8%) Pale ale hopped with Early Bird – a variety of EKG.

Green and black (4.2%) Black and unfined (so may be naturally hazy), hops tbc.

Canterbury Brewers/The Foundry

Simply Saison (4.5%) Saison hopped with EKG and using Belgian saison yeast adding an earthy sweetness and toffee-banana flavours.

East Kent Red Rye (4.4%) Red rye beer hopped with EKG. Hefty malts provide caramel and biscuit-sweetness to balance massive herbal and marmalade hoppiness.

Single Hopped Pale Ale (4.7%) Pale ale hopped with EKG. Simple, clean and crisp pale ale allowing the hops to shine. Less malt more hop!

Harvest Night (5.6%) Black IPA hopped with EKG.

Green Chapel Ale (4.6%) Collaboration with Canterbury Christ Church University.

Caveman Brewery

Hunter Gatherer (3.5%) Pale ale hopped with Bramling Cross and made with Oats for added mouthfeel.

**Barnfield Red (4.5%) Red ale hopped with Challenger

**Swanscombe Woman (4.7%) Brown ale hopped with Bullion.

The Four Candles – micropub and brewery

**Four Candles Pale Green (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with Northdown.

**Four Candles Golden Green (3.8%) Golden ale hopped with tbc.

Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery

Gadds’ Green Hop Ale (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with tbc. Crisp, zesty and bitter!

**Gadds’ Green Hop Export (6.5%) Stronger, hoppier keg version of Gadds’ green hop favourite. (Limited Edition – available in London and the north of England and The Montefiore Arms, Ramsgate).

Goachers Brewery

Goacher’s Green Hop Ale (3.9%) Pale ale hopped with EKG.

Goody Ales

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

Green zinger (3.7%) Hopped with Bramling Cross.

Kent Brewery

Green Giant (6%) IPA hopped with colossal amounts of EKG.

Larkins Brewery

Green Hop Best (4%) Best Bitter hopped with Goldings and Bramling Cross from the brewery’s own hop garden.

Mad Cat Brewery

Green Hop Rye PA (4%) Rye ale ale hopped with EKG. Low colour pilsner malt, combined with the dryness of rye malt are balanced against the floral lemon scents of fresh EKGs.

Oatrageous Oat Pale Ale (3.9%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger. Oatmeal and Vienna malts offer a full bodied backdrop to the lemon scented essence of fresh EKGs.

Musket Brewery

Flash in the Pan (4%) Golden ale hopped with Goldings and Fuggles.

Old Dairy Brewery

Green Hop (4%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger.

Pig & Porter

**Purest Green (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with EKG.

Strangely Brown (4.4%) Porter hopped with Fuggles. Features a marriage of roasted and flaked barley to give a traditional porter flavour.

Ripple Steam

Farmhouse (4.2%) Pale ale hopped with Admiral.

Rockin Robin’

**Hop Rock It (4%) Old English green hop ale. Dark malts and delicate hop bouquet.

Shepherd Neame

Green Hop Ale (4.5%) Golden ale hopped with EKG.

Tonbridge Brewery

Capel Pale (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with Pilgrim. Light honey malts and zesty citrus hop finish.

Wantsum Brewery

Bramling Cross (4%) Best bitter hopped with Bramling Cross. Increased hop resin projects a fruity blackcurrant overtone into this ale with a spicy yet floral background.

Fuggles (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Fuggles. Amber best bitter with hints of citrus. Brewed slightly lighter this year to delicately showcase the nature of this fine Kent hop.

Bullion (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Bullion. Spicy, blackcurrant and floral. Light in colour with reduced dark malts to showcase this exceptional hop.

Challenger (4%) Best bitter hopped with Challenger.

Westerham Brewery

Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale (4.5%) Bitter hopped with Goldings from Scotney Castle Hop Garden. Mid gold bitter with sweet, sappy hop bitterness balanced with malt flavours.

Whitstable Brewery

Grafty Green Hop (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger. Expect an invigorating burst of fruity, hoppy flavour, a full-bodied mouthfeel and a floral and cedar aroma.

Nelson Brewery

Conqueror (4%) Hopped with Admiral.

END of beer list.

Printable beer list available for download here: 2015 KGH Beer List FINAL

*EKG stands for East Kent Goldings

**Probably NOT available at Canterbury F&D Festival – but will be available later in the Fortnight.

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Take a look at the KGHB map to find your local brewery

Kent Green Hop Beer List 2014!

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.

Canterbury Ales

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.

Caveman Brewery

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.

Goachers Brewery

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.

Goody Ales

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.

Kent Brewery

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.

Musket Brewery

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.

Ripple Steam

**Green Hopped Classic IPA (4.5%) IPA hopped with Fuggles. Amber coloured beer with delicate, minty, grassy hop character and slightly floral aroma.

Shepherd Neame

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.

Tonbridge Brewery

Capel Pale (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with Pilgrim. Light honey malts and zesty, citrus hop finish.

Wantsum Brewery

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.

Westerham Brewery

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.

Whitstable Brewery

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!

Want a printable beer list? Download one below! (NB – this is a replacement file as previous version contained multiple blank pages.)

KGHBF printable beer list

Kent Green Hop Beer list – 2013

Drum roll… Ladies and Gentleman we proudly present to you the Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight beers for 2013! We hope to have all (or nearly all) of these beers on our bar at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival from the 27 – 29th September and you will find them in pubs around the county throughout the Fortnight (a new Where to drink section is being updated right now and we hope to post it early next week).

Canterbury Ales

Early Bird Pale (3.6%) Pale ale hopped with *EKG.                                             Entry level KGHB with soft, subtle hops.

East Kent Golding (4.7%) Golden ale hopped with EKG.                            Hoppier beer for KGHB aficionados!

Canterbury Brewers/The Foundry Brewpub

East Kent Red (5.8%) Rye beer hopped with EKG.                                  Caramel biscuit sweetness balanced perfectly with herbal and marmalade hop flavours.

East Kent Belgian (4.2%) Belgian pale ale hopped with EKG.                    Light pale ale brewed with Belgian yeast to deliver a greater range of hop flavours.

East Kent Pale (4.6%) Pale ale hopped with EKG.                                  Simple, clean and crisp pale ale allowing our local hops to really shine.

India Pale Ale (9.2%) Double IPA hopped with EKG.                                       An American west coast inspired brew with strong grassy, herbal and citrus flavours.

Caveman Brewery

Hunter Gatherer (3.2%) Pale ale hopped with EKG.                                        Light, easy drinking but beer with decent bitterness and spicy, herbal aroma.

Gadds’/Ramsgate 

Gadds’ Green Hop Ale (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with EKG.                                Crisp resinous hop flavours make the malt take a back seat!

Goachers

Green Hop Silver Star (4.2%) Pale ale hopped with Fuggles/EKG.               Crisp, clean tasting beer with a satisfying dry finish.

Goody Ales

Goodness Gracious Me! (4.8%) IPA hopped with Challenger.   Robust, hoppy beer evocative of an Indian summer.

Good Harvest (4.5%) Best bitter – details and tasting notes tbc.

Hop Fuzz

Garden of England (3.7%) English bitter hopped with WGV*.                     Fully green hopped, uses no dried hops at all, for a clean tasting, fresh and fruity flavour.

Kent 

Green Giant (6%) IPA hopped with EKG.                                                              A colossal amount of freshly harvested hops create a complex Green Hopped IPA.

Larkins 

Green Hop Best (4%) Best bitter hopped with Goldings/Bramling Cross.         Made with hops grown on the brewery’s own farm.

Mad Cat

Autumn Sun (4.3%) Pale ale hopped with Fuggles.                                  Autumnal colour with classic Fuggles flavours reminiscent of dry hay, mint, and hawthorn.

Autumn Moon (4%) Amber ale hopped with EKG.                                      Smooth caramel flavour balanced with EKG’s gentle orange and grapefruit notes.

Old Dairy

Copper Hopper (4.1%) Premium bitter hopped with Bramling Cross.                     Full bodied maltiness and fresh blackcurranty flavour from the hops.

Green Hop 1 (4%) Pale ale hopped with Phoenix.                                   Refreshing, light and well rounded.

Green Hop 2 (4%) Pale ale hopped with Admiral.                                        Munich and chocolate malts mix beautifully with orangey/citrus flavours from the hops.

Green Hop 3 (4%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger.                                        Light fruitiness and hints of spice with a pleasant lingering bitterness.

Green Hop 4 (4%) Pale ale hopped with Target.                                               Right on target for a cracking bitter and fruity beer!

Ripple Steam

Green Hopped IPA (4.5%) IPA hopped with Admiral.                            Orange/citrus notes with a dry butter background.

Shepherd Neame

Tallyman’s Special (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Challenger.                      Gentle bitterness, light malty flavours and a dry finish.

Spencer’s

Green Hop Gold (3.9%) Golden ale hopped with EKG.                                      Light and smooth green hop golden ale.

Swan on the Green

First Gold Bitter (3.6%) Bitter hopped with First Gold.                                      Light coloured session beer based on their most popular Fuggles style.

First Gold Best Bitter (4%) Best bitter hopped with First Gold.                   Traditional dark best bitter based on their Trumpeter beer.

First Gold Premium Bitter (5%) Premium bitter hopped with First Gold.            Dark premium bitter with flaked barley to give body and head. Based on their Bewick beer.

Goldings Mild (4%) Mild hopped with Goldings.                                              Strong dark mild with chocolate/coffee notes.

Tonbridge Brewery

Capel Pale (4.5%) Pale ale hopped with Pilgrim.                                                Zesty pale ale with obvious grapefruit notes and light honey background.

Wantsum Brewery

Green Hop Bramling Cross (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Bramling Cross.    Fruity blackcurrant overtone with a spicy yet floral background.

Green Hop Challenger (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Challenger.                   Malt and biscuit notes support resiny flavours with fruit and spice.

Green Hop Fuggles (4.5%) Best bitter hopped with Fuggles.                      Tasting notes tbc.

Westerham

Scotney (4%) Best bitter hops tbc.                                                                      Mild tasting, mid gold best bitter with wonderful sappy fresh hop flavour.

Whitstable Brewery

Grafty Green Hop (4.8%) Pale ale hopped with Challenger.                            Bitter, refreshing golden-hued beer.

 

Hop-in-pint Beer Genie

Please note – this list is provisional and subject to change/availability – but  we will try our best not to disappoint. Cheers!

 

Additional notes/hop abbreviations:

*EKG = East Kent Goldings.                                                                             *WGV = Whitbread Golding Variety.        

Pic courtesy of Beer Genie.              

The Kent Green Hop Beers of 2012

Ladies and Gentleman! I give you…the details of this year’s Kent Green Hop Beers!

Abigale Brewing: Kent Green Hop Ale (4%)  “A golden ale brewed with freshly picked First Gold hops from Buckman Green Farm, Smarden.”

Black Cat Brewery: Green Hop (4%)  “A refreshing green hopped beer.”

Canterbrew Ltd/The Canterbury Ales: Green Hop Ale (4.3%) “Fresh hop aroma with earthy yeast and hops and a long bitter finish.”

Canterbury Brewers/The Foundry Brewpub: (three beers from this brewery): Green Pale (4.6%)  “Local Goldings give a delicate hop aroma, sticky spice and grassy flavours giving way to a light, persistent bitterness and a soft tangerine finish. A light malt base lets the hop dazzle and takes you straight to the hop gardens!”

Green Canterbury Lager (5%) “Cask lager made, uniquely, with sacks of fresh, green, local hops. A deep malt base fermented with a specially imported lager yeast. Marris Otter barley gives some deep biscuit flavours balanced by  spicy, herbal notes from juicy, fresh East Kent Goldings with citrus, pine and marmalade flavours from Challenger hops.”

Fresh Hop Saison (4.5%) “A brew celebrating the best of the summer with a robust flavour to match. Huge green hop additions of East Kent Goldings, fresh from Syndale hop gardens, give a powerful punch of the true flavours and aromas of the season. Belgian saison yeast adds earthy sweetness and toffied-banana creating complexity and poise, finished with a high bitterness from all those lovely hops. This is our biggest, hoppiest beer of the summer, consider this a warning!”

Canterbury Brewers/Canterbrew (collaboration beer): Obama’s Green Hop Honey Ale (4.7%) “Using a recipe direct from the President of the USA, Barrack Obama himself, we have brewed his White House honey ale. Endeavouring to be true to the original recipe, we’ve exchanged White House honey for as much locally produced honey as we could lay our hands on and sack-loads of fresh, green Fuggles and Goldings. Strong honey flavours combine with zesty, spicy and bitter notes from our green hop additions to give real balance. Can we make a beer fit for the President…? Yes we can!”

Gadds’ Ramsgate Brewery: Green Hop Ale (4.8%)  “Crisp, fresh pale ale highly perfumed with East Kent Goldings (Amos’s Early Birds) from Humphrey Hulme at Brooke Farm in Shatterling.”

Goacher’s Ales: Silver Star (4.2%): “Our palest ale! First produced in 2008 to celebrate our 25th Anniversary, this summer ale is hopped with choice Kent Fuggles. The resulting beer has a crisp, clean palate with a light satisfying dry finish.”

Goody Ales: (two beers from this brewery) Genesis (3.5%) “A dark ruby coloured ale that has lots of flavour for its low ABV and an extra fresh, lasting hoppy finish coming from the green hops.”

Good Harvest (3.8%) “A clean tasting amber ale made with Humphrey’s East Kent Golding hops harvested straight from the bines and brewed within four hours of picking – a unique taste of Autumn.”

Hop Fuzz Brewery: Gardener (4%) “Our very special Green Hop Beer is an adaptation of our popular English amber ale. Using freshly picked Goldings hops added to the boil just hours after leaving the farm, this malty amber ale has a smooth hoppy bite that doesn’t overpower.This is a once a year treat that may never be replicated! ”

Kent Brewery: Green Giant (6%) “A collosal amount of freshly harvested East Kent Goldings creating a rare and complex green hopped IPA. A giant in every sense of the word.”

Nelson Brewery: Green Horn (4%) “Uniquely brewed in September in conjunction with the hop harvest this dark bitter is hopped with lashings of fresh Green Admiral hops (appropriately for us!), picked and used within six hours from the bines of Wheelers Farm in East Peckham.”

Old Dairy Brewery: Fresh Hop (4%)  “At hop harvesting time in September we have a unique opportunity, being in a hop growing county, to use fresh un-dried hops straight from the bine – at the end of the boil we throw a  poke full into the copper, yielding an uncommon, bright, fresh flavour and aroma.”

Ripple Steam Brewery: Green Hop IPA (4.5%) “Using traditional floor malts of Maris Otter and Crystal Barley we added fresh East Kent Goldings from H M Blatt of Buckham Green Farm, Smarden together with Fuggles from Josh Berry, Gushmere Court Farm, Selling to give a true Kentish Hop flavour to our Green Hop IPA.”

Royal Tunbridge Wells Brewery: Harvest Royal (4.1%) “A green hopped version of our Best Bitter.  A full bodied ale brewed with four malts and bittered with Kentish Challenger hops.  The signature green hop aroma provided by two late charges of East Kent Goldings.  Easy drinking with malty, biscuit and fruity notes but with the fresh green hop aroma always at the fore.”

Shepherd Neame: Oast Dodger (5.5%) “Using fresh, green Challenger hops this zesty pale ale is hopped four times during the brew – once in the mash, twice in the copper and again in the whirlpool – to give the rare esters and oils that are usually lost during drying a chance to come to the fore. This spicy, punchy hoppy hit is balanced with generous quantities of pale ale malt to deliver a fruity pepperiness on the palate.”

Swan on the Green Brewery: (two beers from this brewery) Goldings Pale (3.6%) “A pale, well-hopped session beer based on the recipe of our best-selling Fuggles style. This brew however uses Early Bird Goldings for both bittering and aroma in place of Target and Fuggles hops. Goldings are a classic aroma hop variously described as delicate, refined, almost sweet, slightly spicy and gently fragrant and floral.”

Goldings Mild ( 4%) “A strong dark mild using chocolate malt and roast barley for colour and flavour, and Early Bird Goldings for bittering and aroma. Goldings are a classic aroma hop variously described as delicate, refined, almost sweet, slightly spicy and gently fragrant and floral.”

Tonbridge Brewery: Capel Pale Ale (4.5%) “A zesty pale ale with pronounced grapefruit and background honey notes; fresh as an autumn morning!”

Wantsum Brewery: Fuggles (4.5%) “Using only Fuggles hops this is a delicately hopped light amber best bitter based on our very popular One Hop recipe and is very smooth on the palate.”

Westerham Brewery Co: Scotney Green Hop Harvest Ale (4%)
“Brewed in September to celebrate the hop harvest, this best bitter is hopped with undried green hops from the National Trust’s hop garden at Scotney Castle. A mild tasting, mid gold best bitter, it has a wonderful sappy flavour from the undried green hops and a huge hop aroma.”

Please note the following:

  • The only time/place all the beers will be available simultaneously is at Canterbury Food & Drink Festival this weekend 28 – 30th Sept – see our page about the festival for details. We will endeavour to post details of pubs stocking the beers as we get them. If you are a publican offering one of our beers please contact us and we will try to give you a mention!
  • At 25th Sept the  beer list is not quite complete – as we are awaiting details from a few more breweries, but these will be added as soon as we have them.