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Petainer keg partnership for the UK

Petainer are delighted to announce that Brook House Hops have been appointed to distribute Petainer Kegs in the UK. Alongside quality English-grown hops and popular US and NZ hop varieties, Brook House Hops also supply malt and yeast, providing brewers a one-stop-shop for brewing supplies. Partnering with Petainer completes the loop, with 20 and 30...

Mini tour-de-France with Alex

Alexandra joined our team back in March, and has been very busy ever since promoting Brook House Hops to brewers throughout Europe, but particularly in France, where she is based. With a strong background in the industry, that has recently seen her publish her own book on craft beer and craft beer culture, Alex is...

Yakima Chief Hops bring fresh hop ales to the global craft beer community.

For the first time in brewing history, Yakima Chief Hops (YCH), a grower owned hop supplier, has made fresh hop ales possible for the global craft beer industry with the launch of their cutting edge Frozen Fresh Hops program. Fresh hop ales are one of the most celebratory beers in American craft beer. Brewed with...

English Hops – Crop Report Q2 2021

Although the unseasonably cold and wet weather in April and May generally resulted in slower hop growth than expected for this time of the year, several weeks of warm weather in June have thankfully started to turn this trend around. The retained moisture in the soil and the warming of temperatures have combined to create...

New Partnership with US Based Yakima Chief Hops

We have some great news for what has been a very strange year so far – we have recently partnered as a product distributor for the UK with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) of Yakima, Washington in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. A 100% farmer owned global hop supplier, Yakima Chief Hops has...

Hop Trading and Exchange in the Age of the Pandemic

Coronavirus, Covid-19, pandemic – all words we don’t really want to hear right now, since the months of lockdown have started to blur into a haze of lost memories and, for many businesses, lost income. Here at Brook House Hops, we’ve been affected by the boatload as you can imagine, due to our place as...

Our Recent Visit to the US Hop Capital: Portland, Oregon

The team has just come back from a week in the mighty United States – visiting customers and suppliers as well as learning about US hop growing and visiting the US Hop Convention in Portland, Oregon. We found out a lot of interesting facts and knowledge relating specifically to the US hop market, so if...

Tap Social Movement: A Case Study

Founded in 2016, Tap Social Movement grew out of a passion for good beer and social justice. When they went out looking for hops to use in their brews, they came across Brook House Hops and over the years since, a flourishing working relationship has developed. Head brewer, Jason Bolger explains: “I searched online for...

Brook House Hops Vastly Increases Acreage in Deal

Good news has never been far away recently and after a successful first 18 months of trading and a positive annual hop walk last August, we recently invested over £100,000 into new equipment and are now expanding three fold by increasing our acreage into neighbouring Worcestershire. The owner of Britain’s largest area of hop farm...

Dark Beers for Dark Nights – A History and Exploration

We’ve noticed that a lot of local beer houses have been holding special dark beer events and dark beer festivals since the nights started drawing in in November. There also seems to be more availability of dark ales and speciality, often stout or porter based craft beers. So it got us to thinking: why is...
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