Five Points releases seasonal green hop beer

By James Beeson

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Cask champions: Five Points' Green-Hop will be released at Fuggles Beer Cafe
Cask champions: Five Points' Green-Hop will be released at Fuggles Beer Cafe

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London-based Five Points Brewing Company is to release a small batch English bitter exclusively in cask.

The beer has been brewed to mark the autumnal tradition of green hopping, where fresh hops are picked straight from the bines and used to produce one-off seasonal beers.

The Five Points Green-Hop Bitter is produced with unprocessed Bullion hops from Hukins Hops, a fourth generation, independently owned hop farm in Kent, and has an ABV of 3.7%.

Long-standing commitment to cask

Some 70kg of Bullion hops, which are known for their zesty citrus and blackcurrant flavours, were used in the beer, which will be available in cask ale pubs across the UK from Friday 3 November.

“In a changing landscape of beer that has seen a number of high-profile and acclaimed breweries cease cask ale production, we want to reiterate our long-standing commitment to cask ale, and put it very much at the forefront of what we're doing this autumn,” said Ed Mason, co-founder of The Five Points Brewing Company.

“We make modern cask beer, which looks to the future as well as drawing on the brewing heritage of the past,” he added.

Kent pub to host launch party

The beer will be launched at Fuggles Beer Cafe in Tonbridge, Kent, on Thursday 2 November. Owner Alex Greig told The Morning Advertiser ​the brewery’s reputation for cask beer was a key factor in deciding to host the event.

“It’s great to be working with one of the London’s top breweries and helping them launch their Green Hop beer, especially as we’re so close to so many of the hop farms here,” he said.

“It’s also a chance to showcase a few more beers from Five Points who’ve been making some of the best cask beer in London for a while now and I for one am very much looking forward to drinking it!” 

The Five Points Brewing Company is an independent craft brewery based in Hackney, east London. It was founded in 2013 by Ed Mason and Greg Hobbs.

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