Hop Walk - Magic Rock Brewing

We love hops at Magic Rock and so when an invitation to attend Charles Farams annual ‘hop walk’ dropped through the letter box it didn’t take us long to clear our schedule.

Farams are the UK’s largest hop merchant and supply the majority of the hops to the UK micro brewing industry.

The ‘Hop Walk’ is held every year at one of their suppliers farms and is a chance to see this years hops being harvested, processed and packaged.

It’s also an opportunity to get the low down on the forthcoming crop and availability of hops for the following year.

Throw in a free buffet, free beer and other beery folk to chat to and the result was a great day out.

Unfortunately the weather wasn’t very summery and the farm in question was three hours away but I guess we can’t have it all.

Here are some pictures from the day, many thanks to Charles Farams and the folk at Stocks Farm for their hospitality.