Made with 100% East Anglian Maris Otter Malted Barley this is a lighter beer, golden in colour with an amazing fresh hop flavour.
Bittering hops are English Challenger with the flavour and aroma hops being a blend of brewing hops grown not only at our own hopyard but also 1 of our favourite pubs!
This year Hop Harvest contains the following flavour/aroma hops: From the Wibblers Brewery Hopyard – Cascade, Fuggles, Essex Goldings 😉 and Yeoman with hops from our most local pub the Station Arms Southminster (www.thestationarms.co.uk). We’re unsure of the variety but we think they’re Fuggles given where they originally came from.
The 30 kg of hops used in the 2017 brew were picked fresh from the bine and within hours added at the end of the boil to give a real fresh hop finish.
Exciting news for the future is that we’ve teamed up with Matt the Head Gardener who’s recently planted around 100 hop plants in an all new part of RHS Hyde Hall. This is about the same number of hops we have so that’s doubled the number of commercially grown hops in Essex!
We’ll be working with Matt and his team throughout the year as the hops grow culminating in the Wibblers x RHS Hyde Hall Collaboration Brew later in 2018
We’ll post updates here and on Social Media so keep looking!