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...

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...

Success Leads to Major Investment in New Cutting-Edge Equipment

Rather excitingly, we have recently invested over £100,000 into our facilities on the back of customer feedback and encouragement, purchasing a much sought after hop pellet mill. Since launching last year, business has boomed due to the popularity of not just home grown, locally sourced hops but also the unique aromas that come from our...

Yakima Valley Research Visit – November 2019

Several members of the Brook House Hops team spent a few weeks on the road in the US during November. We try really hard to differentiate on quality, which means we buy hops pelletised at the source in Yakima and invest in selection. Hopefully this means that our customers can brew tasty, fresh beer. We...

The Story of Brook House Hops

As a team running a hop farm, we have a surprising amount of career history between us in stockbroking, investments, tech start-ups and enterprise software. So where did the hop journey begin? The Career Change into Hops First things first: there’s Will. Will is our owner and the farmer at Brook House Farm. Will used...

English Hops are Underrated

The British have been growing hops since the 16th century, but intense hop flavours have dominated the craft beer industry in recent years, often sourced from the USA.  We believe English hops are vastly underrated and we want to explain why. Perhaps we can even encourage a few of you to use more of them...

New Zealand Hops – What is All The Fuss About?

New Zealand hops are the most sought after on the market right now. But why? They have a tropical flavour profile that aligns perfectly with the IPA craze, which could be the main reason. But is that it? Is this the reason why most brewers find access to them limited and they are thus so...
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