Introducing the Charles Faram Hop Academy

We will be holding our first ever Charles Faram Hop Academy in February 2022 as another initiative to fulfil our company purpose of, “existing to help brewers create great beer”.

The academy is aimed at trainee, new, apprentice and progressing brewers to give a deeper understanding of the industry as a whole, with a main focus on hops.

“We exist to help brewers create great beer”

Charles Faram technical advisors with award winning commercial brewing skills have designed a programme of seminars that contain a mix of lectures and interactive sessions to benefit rising stars of the brewing industry.

This event is an unmissable & invaluable learning experience led by our long-standing team of experts.

Spaces are limited, so bookings are by invitation only for the February course.

Dates & times

9th February 2022
Meet up drinks, meal and a
pub tour

10th February 2022
Hop Academy day (08.40 – 16:30) at Charles Faram, Monksfield Lane, Newland, Worcestershire, WR13 5BB

Hop Academy Day Programme

08:40 – 16:30

Hop growing, introduction to plants & hop regions

Hop use in brewing, including hop creep

Introduction to Charles Faram & Charles Faram Farms

Hop breeding and development

Hop contracting and securing supply

Quality assurance

Analysis and pesticides

Saving the planet – environment, packaging & organics

Processing T90, T45 & Cryo

Advanced hop products and sensory training
Learn about the use of hop products in brewing and how to use sensory training products for assessments and quality. CAUTION – This session will involve sampling beer, although in small amounts. It is not compulsory to consume the beers.

Assessing hop samples
See what the International Hop Awards judges look for and how they assess the hops.

Sampling new CF selections and discussion
Put your own hop assessing skills to the test with our new experimental variety selections.