British Hop Awards – Expert judges joined together in our sampling room to find the best of the best from nearly 200 British hop samples based on a number of factors.
British Hop Awards
from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling
Hop judging video
We were proud to once again host the British Hop Awards, a competition to find the best hop sample in the UK.
Expert judges joined together in our sampling room to find the best of the best from nearly 200 British hop samples based on a number of factors.
The judges are looking for a well presented sample, free from disease and bests, it’s trueness to the variety type, and the quality of the aroma.
In it’s 75th year, the British Hop Awards have awarded generations of British hop growers for their efforts in producing quality samples from varieties both old and new.
The category awards will be announced later today and the overall winner award will be presented at a ceremony in the new year.
Class A: Le May Cup
Best sample of Goldings and eligible clones
Class B: The Hop Merchants Cup
Sub-category A: High aroma intensity
Sub-category B: Strong aroma intensity
Sub-category C: Delicate aroma intensity
Class C: Brewers Cup
The best sample of high-alpha content hops
Class D: Wigan Cup
The best sample of Fuggle
Class E: Botanix Cup
The best sample of dwarf/hedgerow variety
Class F: Grower's Challenge Bowl
The best sample of a new English variety
Watch this space!
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