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Stocks Farm, Suckley was delighted to support LEAF Open Farm Sunday for the first time this year. If you couldn’t make it, please come and join us on SUNDAY 10th JUNE 2018 for next year’s Open Farm Sunday. This is a great chance for the local community to see what happens on the other side of the farm gate and then to visit other farms in the area for a different experience.
Hops are a huge part of the local history, and all are welcome to see how hops are harvested for brewers to use in their beer throughout the UK and across the world. To start the morning, there was a walk through the hop yards with Richard & Ali Capper, a tour of the BRUFF hop picking machine and kiln, and then a visit to the brewery on the farm where visitors could sample some beer brewed using hops from the farm! Everything was explained from the growing systems and structures in the hop yards, to pest and disease management, through to the economics of modern hop farming and finally the brewing process.
The Unity Brew House is the first brewery to be situated on a hop farm in the UK so you can see where the hops are grown, picked, processed and then brewed all in the same place. Owned by husband and wife team, Hani and Sarah Saleh, the brewery opened in November 2016 and has been very busy since supplying local pubs and shops with their delicious selection of beers. They also have a licence to sell beer direct from the brewery at certain times.
Stocks Farm is a 200 year old family owned and run Hop and Fruit farm on the glorious Herefordshire/Worcestershire border. It has been in the Capper family for more than half a century, and is proud to be growing quality British Hops, Homebrew Hops and Apples in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Entrance was free with a voluntary donation to Suckley Primary School. Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we gave the school £240 for their Early Years Equipment, for which they were extremely grateful.
For more information please contact:
The Unity Brew House, The Old Chicken Shed, Stocks Farm, Suckley, Worcestershire WR6 5EQ. www.unitybrewhouse.co.uk Sarah or Hani on 01886 884110 or email Hani@unitybrewhouse.co.uk or Sarah@unitybrewhouse.co.uk.