Tring Brewery hop event

12-234   Rub and Sniff at Tring Brewery.  From left. marketing manager, Ben Marston and directors Andrew Jackson and Richard Shardlow rubbing hops before sniffing.
12-234 Rub and Sniff at Tring Brewery. From left. marketing manager, Ben Marston and directors Andrew Jackson and Richard Shardlow rubbing hops before sniffing.

MEMBERS of the Tring brewers fraternity hosted a Rub ‘n’ Sniff event that involved them brewing each of their monthly specials using a single British hop variety.

Ali Capper of Stocks Farm, Paul Corbett from Charles Faram & Co and Ben Marston of Tring Brewery hosted the project at the Brewery on London Road last Tuesday.

Mr Marston said: “We knew there would be challenges with using single hop varieties, especially when you’re trying to extract often subtle aroma and flavour characteristics from hops that are typically used for bittering.

“However through the inclusion of certain malts types we have been able to bring out a whole range of flavours.

“Undoubtedly the proof is in the tasting, the sales and the customer feedback, which to date has been nothing short of amazing”.