Friday 19 November 2021

London Stock Pale Ale hops 1900 - 1914

I'm off to Brazil tomorrow. That's my excuse reason for yet another excerpt from an unfinished book.

For the first time, there’s a confirmed sighting of some foreign hops. From the West Coast of the USA. Not such a surprise, as massive quantities of hops were shipped across the Atlantic before WW I.

Other than that, the majority were pretty local, coming from Kent. Mostly East Kent, with some Mid-Kent thrown in. Along with one lot from Worcester, England’s other major hop region.

Pretty fresh most of the hops remain. No real surprise there, as this was a style that would attract the best hops in the loft.

London Stock Pale Ale hops 1900 - 1914
Year Brewer Beer hops 1 hops 2 hops 3 hops 4
1900 Barclay Perkins PA EK 1898 EK 1899    
1908 Barclay Perkins PA EK 1906 EK 1907 ??? 1907  
1902 Fullers IPA English 1900 English 1901    
1910 Fullers PA Oregon 1907 ??? 1909 MK 1909 EK 1908
1914 Fullers PA MK 1913 Cobbs 1913 Cobbs 1914 Oregon 1913
1901 Whitbread PA EK 1900 Worcs 1900    
1905 Whitbread PA EK 1903 CS EK 1904 MK 1903  
1910 Whitbread PA EK 1909 EK 1909 EK 1909  
1914 Whitbread PA EK 1912 CS EK 1913    
Barclay Perkins brewing records held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document numbers ACC/2305/1/593, ACC/2305/1/605.
Fullers brewing records held at the brewery.
Whitbread brewing records held at the London Metropolitan Archives, document numbers LMA/4453/D/01/066, LMA/4453/D/01/070, LMA/4453/D/01/075, LMA/4453/D/01/079.


Clark said...

Martyn Cornell says in his latest post that by the early 1900s, the US was growing non-trivial amounts of Fuggles among all of the Cluster otherwise being grown.

Is there any indication which variety of US hops were being used?

Ron Pattinson said...


no, unfortunately. Just American, Pacific. Oregon, California. Very vague geographic locations.