The Curious Brewery are proud to be part of the Kent Green Hop Beer Season for 2023! This is the perfect opportunity for beer connoisseurs to taste newly released beers made from just-harvested hops produced by over 30 of Kent’s finest brewers. Explore the Kent Green Hop Beer Map below to see all the participating breweries.
Green Hop Beer Season is special as it can only happen during the hop harvest, as the beer is made with fresh or green Kentish hops instead of the traditional dried hops. Brewing with fresh hops gives beer a unique and fresh flavour and aroma.
To mark the season, Wesley Lynch Curious Brewery’s Head of Production has crafted two beers that truly celebrate Green Hop Season.
“We really wanted to embrace the green hop season in Kent as this is where so many of the hops that we use year-round are grown. Green Hop gives us a chance to celebrate our local growers and traditional techniques. We brewed two of these beers on our pilot kit (though one didn’t turn out as we trialled some experimental methods!) and the final batch was a scaled-down version of one of our core recipes using fresh hops.”
Exclusively available at the Curious Brewery bar is our Challenger Pale Ale (ABV 4.5%).
This small-batch pale ale is brewed with Kentish Challenger grown at Hukins Hops. A classic English malt base with a touch of sweet maltiness. Gold in colour. Expect typical English hop characteristics with hints of spicy/floral and earthy tones. The honey-like notes should come through with the increased oiliness of green hops to produce a beer which has a silky mouthfeel and is extremely easy drinking.
The UK Curious Cascade (ABV 4.6%) is available to local outlets from 11th October in cask (limited quantities!).
Made with UK Cascade green hops, this beer has the flavour you would expect from an American Cascade (pink grapefruit, citrus) but with a more restrained English variety producing more herbal, earthy notes. Brewed with an easy malt backbone to let the hops shine. This will be served hazy to let the hop character punch through.
Our Challenger Pale Ale is available exclusively from The Curious Brewery Bar from the 11th of October, come down and sample our limited edition, small batch beer.
Want to discover more about the brewery? We offer tours and tastings throughout the year. Be guided around our state-of-the-art brewery, exploring how we craft premium beers, followed by a tasting of our award-winning beer and cider.