Green Hop Beer – Wet Hopped Beer – Harvest Beer

At Stocks Farm we grow over 100 acres of British Hops, making us one of the largest hop producers in England! We produce enough hops to brew about 46 million pints of beer and this year we want to make Green Hops available to Home Brewers.

               

What is Green Hop Beer?

Rather than using hops that have been dried, the hops are picked direct from the field and added to the beer within 24-48 hours of harvest, to give it a distinctively different flavour.

Time is key as the hops need to be added within hours of picking or they will very quickly start to rot & compost.

Green Hops are said to bring special fresh aromas to beer, making it rather exciting & unique. Keen brewers, large & small, make quite a big deal of this and it is a cause for celebration across the UK & rest of the World.

This only happens once a year!

What Varieties are Available?

As you can imagine, each variety is harvested when it is ripe. Mother Nature plays the ultimate part in this. We cannot guarantee which hop variety will be available on pre-selected dates, however, based on the 2016 harvest, the order that we picked our hops was as follows: – Phoenix; Goldings; Endeavour; First Gold; Sovereign; Pilgrim; Target & Jester. Therefore, depending on the day you order, you could get any of the listed varieties and we are sure this all adds to the mystery & excitement of your beer. Once picked, the hops are placed into net bags ready for collection.

What Quantities are Available?

Green hops require between 6-8 times more hops compared to traditional leaf hops. The ratio is very much dependent on personal preference, however it will need to be greater than 1:1 due to water retention.

We will be selling Green Hops in 100g & 500g nets.

How to Order

You can order your Green Hops by emailing jo@stocksfarm.net, by calling the office directly or via this link

We will endeavour to confirm email requests within 48 hours so in the unfortunate event that you do not receive confirmation, please call the office.

Telephone number: – 01886 884 202

When Can You Collect?

All orders will be available to collect throughout September at a time arranged by mutual agreement from Stocks Farm, Suckley, Worcestershire, WR6 5EH

They will be ready and waiting for you to rush home and start brewing. Remember, you’ll need everything at home ready to just add the hops – don’t delay or you’ll miss out.

Happy Brewing

Cheers from all the Stocks Farm Team