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4th October 2017

Sharp’s Brewery launches The Hopster gin to on and off-trade

Popular hop fusion gin now permanent product following limited release


04th October 2017: Cornwall-based Sharp’s Brewery has today announced that The Hopster gin will be made permanently available in the on and off-trade, following a hugely successful limited release last year.

The product of an exciting collaboration between Sharp’s and Southwestern Distillery, The Hopster gin is crafted in North Cornwall on the Atlantic coast where both producers are based. The Hopster (42.0% ABV) is available in 70cl bottles for new and existing Sharp’s customers* and is available to the public from the Sharp’s Brewery online shop and select off-trade outlets.

The Hopster is a contemporary take on the classic London Dry style that combines a complex blend of gin and a unique fusion of three distinctive types of hops – Crystal, Cascade and Pilot.

The Hopster has been expertly distilled by hand in ‘Tamara’, ‘Senara’ and ‘Ferrara,’ Southwestern Distillery’s flame-fired copper pot stills. This meticulous process ensures that each batch is taste-approved before hand-filling, sealing, labelling and signing every bottle.

Ed Hughes, Beer Sommellier at Sharp’s Brewery comments:

“Since launching this exciting collaboration, we’ve received fantastic feedback from customers so we were eager to make The Hopster a fixed member of the Sharp’s portfolio.

“A huge part of what we do here at the brewery is experimenting with styles, flavours and products to push boundaries within the drinks industry, and The Hopster gin is a brilliant example of this. Thanks to our friends at Southwestern Distillery for working with us to produce this awesome gin”.

This news follows the announcement that Sharp’s Brewery and North Cornish vineyard Camel Valley have collaborated to produce a second vintage of the Camel Valley Pilsner following the initial limited release.

Those interested in stocking the products should contact Sharp’s on 01208 862121.

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  • *Subject to minimum order requirements

Notes to Editors


If you would like to speak to Sharp’s for more information, please contact:


Lara Edwards, Red Consultancy


Tel: 0207 025 6598



About Sharp’s Brewery Ltd



Sharp’s Brewery is a modern brewer of cask and bottled beer based in Rock, Cornwall, and owner of the UK’s number one cask beer brand, Doom Bar.  Sharp’s has grown rapidly to become the largest brewer of cask beer in the South West, doubling staff numbers from 70 employees to 145 in last six years.


A testament to the quality of each drop of beer, the brewer has a tally of over 80 international brewing awards. Just a few of Sharp’s accolades recently include Sharp’s five medals at the 2017 International Beer Challenge, including GOLD for Wolf Rock, five medals at the World Beer Awards 2017, the ‘People’s Favourite Cask Ale’ at Inapub’s People Choice Awards 2017, and Best Drink for Doom Bar in the food Reader Awards 2017.


Sharp’s Brewery is a proud sponsor of the Blue Flag initiative, and five pence from every limited release sold is donated to the charity to help protect beaches in Cornwall for the enjoyment of all.