THE MILKMAN RELEASE

British Hops!
 
You all know how much we love a tropical, fruit driven hop here at Jeffersons. These type of hops are typically grown in America, New Zealand and Australia. British varietals are well suited to traditional British beer such as Best Bitters and they usually lend beers woody, earthy, spicy notes. That was until the US variety 'Chinook' was grown in the UK!....

NAME: THE MILKMAN 

STYLE: PALE

ABV: 5%

HOPS: UK CHINOOK

MALT: EXTRA PALE, WHEAT, OATS

YEAST: WHC SATURATED

PROFILE: FLORAL, LIGHT ZEST, HAZY, MEDIUM BODIED

ALLERGENS: MALTED BARLEY (GLUTEN), WHEAT, OATS

We only came across the UK grown Chinook when we visited the Mall Tavern in Notting Hill. Freddie and I went for a Pale ale brewed by one of London first craft breweries, the great 'Kernel'. We were very pleasantly surprised with the gentle citrus notes that were being extracted from a British grown hop. By all means, its incomparable to Citra, Amarillo and the like. However, it's got some lovely floral notes that are backed up with some light zest. It's a real step forward for British hops and something you really must try. We went straight to sourcing UK Chinook and luckily managed to find one supplier offering it. The UK hop growing industry has really lost significant market over a long period of time. It used to be a large market where 72,000 acres of hops was grown in 1872. Fast-forward to now and we are looking at a few thousand acres. Admittedly, along side other factors; craft beer isn't helping that decline. Understandably customers want tropical, fruit flavoured Pales and IPAs and you don't get that with British hops, up until now. So lets give this hop some love and support.