Green Hop Beer Festival
It feels great to celebrate! So why not mark the Green Hop Beer Fortnight with us? From Friday 27 September to October 13, you could be sipping on some sensational beers made from fresh green hops, right here in Kent.
Experience the fruity flavours of Green Hop Beer, when fresh hops go straight into the brewing process within 12 hours of being picked rather than drying out in a kiln. What does this mean? A deliciously refreshing taste for you to enjoy.
Kick off the celebrations in style. From the 27-29th September you can have some delectable delights at the Canterbury Food and Drink Fair, featuring more than 150 produce stalls with a buzz of entertainment, live music and family workshops. Here, you can taste distinctive Green Hop Beers and with more than 40 varieties to try, what better way to sample a selection while they’re all in one place! Based at the Dane John Gardens, stroll around the centre of the City and explore the beautiful scenery along the Stour river. Then head to the green hop beers marquee and relax in the gorgeous gardens. Charming Canterbury
Hop along to Scotney Castle to explore the historical art of hop cultivation and harvest from August 31- September 29. Celebrate this year’s crop with a trip down to one of the last remaining hop farms to pick and process hops by traditional methods. Discover the Oast house and stripping shed, then walk along a guided tour around the gardens finishing off with a snifter of simply sublime ale, made from on-site hops. Don’t miss the guided tours (August 31- September 29), hops and harvest weekend (7-8 September) and Walled Garden Wednesday (18 September). Find out about their 'hopping heritage' here. Historic hops
Keep an eye out for Green Hop ale in the Shepherd Neame pubs. The signature ‘Oast Dodger’ has been brewed and harvested just a few miles from the Faversham Brewery, making this local blend a proud product of Kent and a flavoursome favourite. With 4.5% ABV, the unique beer will be available to taste in various pubs across Kent as well as other delicious local beers, including the ‘Late Red’, ‘Whitstable Pale Ale’ and ‘Spitfire Lager’. So, head down to your local Shepherd Neame to try the seasonal delights! A taste of the supreme at Shepherd Neame
Celebrating its 11th year, the Broadstairs Food and Drink Festival is a foodie heaven filled with an abundance of scrumptious delights, including… you guessed it, green hop beers! Taking over the beautiful Victoria Gardens along the picturesque promenade, this year’s festival gives you the chance to savour some local food and drink in the serene setting of the magnificent Kent coast. So, take a trip down to Victoria Parade to absorb yourself in the action from October 4-6, see you there! Sip by the sea
Taste some heavenly hops in Herne this October at the Goody Ales hop festival. Starting at midday and going on until 10pm you have plenty of time to get down to have a taste of some special tipples from Green Hop Beers. From simply divine beers to smooth ales, let your taste buds experience the fruity hops grown right here in the county of Kent. There are lots of drinks to try, so reward your fine palate by putting this festival in your diary and join us on the 5th October to taste some truly terrific tastes. Heaven-sent
Spa Valley Railway
Taking place in a Victorian Engine Shed at the superb town of Tunbridge Wells, enjoy a pint or two in between traditional train rides along the Spa Valley Railway: it’s the perfect blend you didn’t know you needed. From the 18-20th October, choose from a selection of more than 30 beers and ciders in this memorable event that is sure to make a lasting impression. For the first time ever, the event will also feature a visiting Edwardian Locomotive, built in 1912 alongside an impressive line up of fabulous heritage diesel locomotives. Tickets are just £20 per adult and £10 per child for unlimited travel all day from the first ‘til the last train. You're on the right track
Meet The Maker Event
It’s your chance to taste some stunningly delicious beer and meet those who made it! Come along to the much-anticipated exclusive event that will feature the release of some new beers as well as offering well-loved options. The event is free for members and only £10 to taste 9 flavourful local ales on October 17th from 7-10pm. This year’s event is designed for the more personal touch, where several brewery staff will be on hand to answer all your burning questions. So, want to find out what makes Kent green hop beers so incredible? Head down to Westerham Brewery to find out. Meet the maker
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