NAME: THE MILKMAN
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.