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24th March 2014

“Hedge Hop” – Ask for it by name

 A new name and a new innovative home grown ale from the Flack Manor Brewery is to be released next week and promises to be more than just another name and another brew.  The name “Hedge Hop” is the term used by World War I pilots when they were low flying over fields and hedge rows and unwittingly on the part of Flack Manor Brewery, it happens to be the commemorative year in which to remember those heroes.  There are other twists of fate – among the mix of hops used in the ale, one is called “Pilot” and the dwarf hop varieties are known as “Hedge Hops”.  This ale is sure to be a winner. 

The ale came before the commemorative event, and Flack Manor have used their expertise in hop varieties and management to create an innovative mix of six varieties of malt and three of hops to  deliver an  explosion of taste that will be unique to Flack Manor.  The rich amber colour gives an indication of the complex flavours; a deep biscuit maltiness balanced with grapefruit and spicy lemon from the Pilot, Challenger and “new world” Cascade Hops.

Brewed with passion and extensive levels of expertise, “Hedge Hop” promises to attract new drinkers in addition to converted ale drinkers.  “Hedge Hop” will be available from all Flack Manor Brewery stockists – visit the website for more details or better still, ask the landlord for it by name.



For more information:

Contact Nigel Welsh

01794 518520/ 07977 494252



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Notes for the Editor


Flack Manor Brewery is an independent brewery based in Romsey, Hampshire. Set up in December 2009 by Nigel Welsh, previously a director of a successful southern brewery, and uses traditional method of Double Dropping.  An award winning range of cask ale and bottled beer is available through pub and club outlets in the surrounding areas of Romsey as well as through their own brewery shop The Flak Shack.


Flack Manor Brewery

8 Romsey Industrial Estate

Greatbridge Road

Romsey, SO51 0HR