Malvern hop grower’s new all-British beer to hit Tesco shelves this year

HOPS: Paul Corbett, managing director of Charles Faram. Pic. PA

A HOP grower from Malvern has teamed up with Tesco to sell an all-new British-grown beer.

Newland-based hop grower Charles Faram has teamed up with Derbyshire brewery Buxton Brewery and the supermarket giant to create a 6.8% Brithop, billed as “a modern all British-grown IPA.”

The reason for the pairing is to combat the rise of imported ingredients from America, Australia and New Zealand and to celebrate British produce.

Paul Corbett, managing director of grower-owned merchant Charles Faram, which has been operating for more than 150 years, said: “We have to move with the times in terms of current beer tastes but this shouldn’t be at the expense of the great and historic British hop industry.

Malvern Gazette, By Tom Banner  Senior Reporter