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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

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

 

Photo of judges sampling the hops samples from small punnets for the British Hop Awards
Photo of the judges sampling the hop samples from punnets

Watch this space!

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