British Hops

“Hops are our world”, so says one of the international hop merchants.

However as Growers we beg to differ. We live and breathe hops. They are historical, romantic, extremely difficult and time-consuming to grow. Hops are our life, our outlook, the view from our windows and our livelihood.

There is so much to say about the humble hop. Too much for one page so depending on what you would like to know, please click on the links above:

Pilgrim is an excellent dual-purpose hop used in a range of ales at Summit Brewing Company, including our flagship Extra Pale Ale which just received another gold medal at the great American Beer Festival.  Its clean bitterness, balanced flavour profile and unique aroma qualities of currants, gooseberries and cedar blend particularly well with caramel and roasted malts found in pale ales, porters and export stouts.

Damian McConn, Head Brewer, Summit Brewing Company