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The Hop Store, Monksfield Lane, Newland, Worcestershire, WR13 5BB

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How can I find hop replacements or substitutes?

How can I find hop replacements or substitutes?

When phasing out a variety used in your beer, or choosing a replacement because of lack of availability please contact one of our technical sales advisers. They will be able to advise a direct swap, blend or substitutes that are available.

The Hop Variety Knowledge database has suggestions for alternatives although, there are so many variables in the way you use the hops that could affect the recommendation. Availability of replacement varieties may also be a consideration.  We’re happy to help and provide you with a more informed choice either in person, by phone or by email.

Who to ask about hop replacements or substitutes

For simple substitutes you can check out the hop variety knowledge section on our website.  Our order takers can also make straight forward recommendations, but if you would like a consultation please speak to our huge bank of experienced resource available for brewing advice.

Technical Advisers

+44 (0)1905 830734

Robbie Harrigan
Andrew Whalley (Non-UK customers)

Sales Managers

Beth Eaton (North)
+44 (0) 7498 908809

Jon Stringer (South East)
+44 (0) 7572 251910

Rafik Abidi (South West)
+44 (0) 7525 798472

Group Technical Director

Will Rogers +44 (0) 7739 323252

Take a look at their experience and history and then choose who you would like to speak to

Compare yourself or take suggestions from our hop variety knowledge database. This is purely for knowledge and does not indicate our availability.

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Live updates - Hop replacements and substitutes

Look out for any updates or suggestions as demand changes.  Our Pinterest and Youtube features problems that influence hop availability and the characteristics of hops during the growers year such as the weather, disease and aphids.

Charles Faram customers are invited to the annual HopWalk event for a full and comprehensive report on global crops from the International growers themselves.

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About Us

Charles Faram has been established as merchants of hops and hop products for over 150 years. The company, which was originally based in  Worcester, now resides in the small hamlet of Newland, situated at the foot of the picturesque Malvern Hills.


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