Brook House Hops – Challenger 2018 Harvest

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2018 Harvest, Alpha 8.04%

High quality hops processed with care and state of art facilities grown on Brook House Farm in Herefordshire.


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Harvest: 2018

Alpha: 8.04%

Released to the public in 1972, Challenger hops were developed at Wye College from varieties Northern Brewer and German Zattler. It accounted for a significant percentage of the hops grown in the UK during the 1980’s and 1990’s.

Challenger features decent bitterness and a floral aroma and as such are considered fine for bittering or for dry hopping. Its flavor is smooth with balanced floral characteristics, some citrus and a dash of spice.

Substitutes: Perle (US), Northern Brewer, Admiral

Style Guide: Golden Ale, Barley Wine, Imperial Stout

A Herefordshire Hop Paradise

Brook House Farm has a long history of world-class, award-winning hop cultivation, thanks to our rich, red, Herefordshire soil.

Now, with the craft beer and brewing industry thriving, we have invested in one of Europe’s biggest and most advanced hop-harvesting facilities.

We currently have capacity to harvest and process hundreds of acres of hops every year, using the latest technology that ensures no exhaust fumes mix with the air used to dry our hops.

We encourage beneficial insects to minimize pesticide use and are passionate about protecting and nurturing the land we use, while also pioneering research into more sustainable and ecological farming methods.

This modern approach to processing is just one example of our commitment to giving brewers the very best raw ingredients to make the very best beers.

At Brook House farm the hop fields have full irrigation to ensure that the crop yields and size of cones are not effected by hot dry summers. This combined with their on site hop processing and pelletising ensure that the product quality is the best from an English hop farm.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg

01793 486 565

Unit A2 Faraday Road,
Dorcan Swindon,

Company registration number: 0781962