It is hop harvest time across the UK & Nomadic Beers in Leeds are celebrating the harvest by brewing two beers using freshly picked hops from gardens across the city.
Working in collaboration with the Leeds Co-Hoperative community group, this annual event is now in its fifth year, and it is the fourth year that Nomadic Beers have produced the brew.
Nomadic Beers owner Katie Marriott said “it’s great to be working with the Leeds Co-Hop group again. Our fresh hop pale beer, called ‘GeeGee’ is one of the most anticipated and popular beers we brew.”
“Gardeners across Leeds have grown Cascade hops and these are used to brew ‘GeeGee’. This year is a bumper crop and the best we have had so far; over 33kg! Last year’s haul was around 18kg.”
Members of the Leeds Co-Hoperative harvest the hops from their gardens, before delivering the hops to the brewery. The hops are then used in the brew within 24 hours of picking.
This year will be the first time Nomadic Beers will produce two fresh hop beers. The Leeds Co-Hoperative community have also planted and grown a second variety, Prima Donna (First Gold).
“The second hop means we can do a second beer and this time we have asked the hop community to vote on the style and they chose to brew a bitter. We are also running a competition to pick the name,” continued Katie.
Sharon Scarmazzo is coordinator for the Leeds Co-Hoperative and said, “The Leeds hop harvest is turning into a bigger and better event every year and to have two new beers this year, brewed with homegrown hops, is really exciting!”
‘GeeGee’ and the yet-to-be-named bitter will both be launched at a special event at Nomadic Beers brewery taproom on Saturday 9th October.
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About Nomadic Beers
Established in 2016, Nomadic Beers is a small brewery based just outside of Leeds City Centre. It is Gaffa Katie, Head Brewer Ross, Harriet and Lars who do everything between them! From brewing, packaging & delivering the beer, to all the office work needed to keep the business running smoothly and operating the on-site taproom.
The brewery has a 13 hectolitre (8BBL) brew plant & they are passionate about making hand-crafted, quality beers, with a focus on cask ale. Whilst other breweries can make beer simply at the push of a button, the Nomadic team are involved hands-on throughout the entire process. It means their beers are made with a lot of love & hard work. As a result, they receive great feedback from consumers & trade alike.
Why are they called Nomadic? Brewery founders Katie and Ross have both lived in various places across the UK and, although both have settled in Leeds now, the name reflects the brewery’s wandering beer styles!
Press release from Nomadic Beers
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