The Palace Pint
Fancy drinking some free beer made by a local brewery from hops that you have grown? If so then Palace Pint wants you!
The palace pint it looking for more people to get involved with this great community project. Growing hops is easy! Just plant in pots or straight in the ground.
The hops are a dwarf variety (Prima Donna), which grow to just 7-8ft so are suitable for most gardens/patios. Growers exchange tips and advice through the year on the Palace Pint Facebook page, then in the autumn the hops are collected and turned into the Palace Pint by Penge-based micro-brewery Late Knights. They donate a generous amount of beer to the growers for a 'bit of a do' once it's brewed!
Palace Pint 2014
In 2014 more than 100 plants were grown, and the resulting beer was pretty fantastic. The do was held at the Beer Rebellion (a local pop-up bar that sources from small producers) - and a very good time was had by all!
It's a great scheme to be involved in because:
Ordering the hops
Orders are closed for this year.
We provide growing tips and other info on Twitter @ThePalacePint, where we'll link to any updates/info. You can also share advice on hop-growing on our Palace Pint Facebook page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org