We also grow hops!
In all our flagship beers we use the freshest & juiciest hops from around the world.
But our love of hops doesn't stop there... we also grow & breed hops just down the road from the brewery.
It’s taken 6 years of crossing hops from the US, Germany & a special local wild hop to create two varieties that thrive in Somerset's climate & terroir. They share pungent tropical flavours that are dripping with oils.
Hop breeding takes time but every year our hop yard is getting bigger & better. We’re constantly learning about growing, storing & harvesting to increase yields & flavour.
One day we'd love nothing more than to brew a permanent Pale & a permanent IPA from our own homegrown hops. Not just for flavour - but to keep things local & sustainable.
Here are two gems that we're excited about:
Big fruit-salad aromas dripping with oils. An intense fruit bomb. Unreal for a hop grown in the UK... Totally tropical.
Ripe-melon with a backbone of zesty citrus. Like an exotic grapefruit. Refreshing, morish & enjoyably uplifting.
Cans from the 2021 harvest are available from our brewery tap
(please contact the brewery if you want to try but can't visit)