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Lockdown Blog #5: Hops

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Lockdown Blog #5: Hops

Hops. We’ve become a bit obsessed with the hops we’re growing in pots outside the office windows, just nicknamed “Spud and Renton” by one of our customers. But though we’re loving seeing the plants grow – sometimes by as much as three centimetres a day - this variety is not what most people think of as the ‘real’ deal. It's a specially-bred, dwarf or hedgerow variety called "Prima Donna" that we’re growing in our beer garden primarily for decoration and shade, though we will definitely try brewing with it once mature, because this tiny hop apparently packs a big flavour punch (rich, citrus character, flavours of orange peel and...

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The craft of lager

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The craft of lager

We think nothing beats an ice-cold lager on a summer’s day provided it’s been brewed with skill and patience. Our Craft Lager won ‘Gold’ in last week’s Free From Food Awards 2020 so we thought you might like to know a bit more about what goes into making an award-winning lager.  Standard lager still accounts for around 70% of the beer drunk in the UK, but increasingly consumers are moving away from the industrially produced, fizzy stuff that’s piled high and sold cheap in supermarkets and choosing premium options - craft and ‘world’ lagers. The 'lager' style is often associated with continental beers. ...

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