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British Hop aromas are delicate, complex and some have a significant intensity. They are interesting, historical and varied and they make the most wonderful, drinkable beer in the world, in our opinion. The facts about British Hops are:
- There are 20 commercially grown British Aroma Hop varieties in the UK.
- British Hop aromas include notes such as Tangerine, citrus, grass, grapefruit, chocolate, blackcurrant, spice, pepper, apricot, marmalade and mint.
- The UK is the only country to have focused so strongly on disease resistance, making our British Hops both environmentally friendly and inevitably more appealing.
- The hedgerow growing system, which is more cost effective and the future of hop growing, was developed in and is almost unique to the UK.
The National Hop Association was formed by British Hop Growers in 1996 to ensure that the industry had a coordinated approach to its activities and in particular the research and development of new Hop Varieties through it’s subsidiary Wye Hops. In 1998 there were 13 commercially-grown British Hop varieties, today there are 20. Given that it can take 10 years to develop a new Hop variety, that’s quite an achievement.
The British Hop Association, formerly known as The National Hop Association, is a limited company, with two Directors from each of the 3 Growers Groups sitting on its Board. The Growers Groups are: English Hops Ltd, Hawkbrand Hops Ltd, Wealden Hops Ltd. The British Hop Association is the forum by which growers make representations to the UK Government, the EC, international & national industry committees.