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Wild Hop 2016 - made by you (well, sort of!)

By Sarah Groves, also posted in News on

Wild Hop pump clipAdnams Wild Hop Amber Ale 2016 is now available on cask in selected outlets, and will be online in an Adnams stores in bottles by the end of this week. It's made using fresh, green, wild or garden-grown hops brought into the brewery by our fabulous hop-spotters. Adnams Head Brewer, Fergus Fitzgerald, explains, "We had a really good harvest this year, all donated by our dedicated team of hop-spotters! We had an especially bountiful yield from Mark Dorber at The Anchor in Walberswick and The Swan in Stratford St Mary. This year's brew is looking really good. We've gone for a slightly maltier base this year as we received more hops and I think we've captured that resin, green, grassy note typical of fresh, wet hops."

Hop pickers 2016A big thank you to:

Martin Barrel, Mandy Payne, Ben Woolnough, Mrs Baxter, Gillian Riseborough, Byron McGill, Jon Brooke, Hannah from The Bear Inn at Beyton, Christopher Duckworth, Mr R. Farrow, Peter Kelly, Mr & Mrs Butterwick, James Woodrow & Jasmine Smith, Derek Kett, Penny Brice, Dan Kirby, Nigel Scarle, Dr Stephen Stanley-Little, David Reeve, Dean Rivett, Jeremy Reeve, Alan Cornish, Darius G Laws, Mr Milan Yovichich, Brer Cornish, Steve Gray, Nick Harrison, Ed Self, Mark Dorber, Julie Fitzgerald.

Join our hop-spotting team in 2017!

If you'd like to take part next year, then all you need to do is keep an eye out for wild hops growing near you, then plan a day out to Southwold in September 2017 to drop them off to us. We'll give you further details in the summer of 2017 - watch this space!    


Sarah Groves