That’s slightly unusual. Most brewers used some foreign hops, simply because there were too few English hops to satisfy demand.
There’s nothing stupidly old. Most were either from the current season or the one before it. With only the Sussex hops being two seasons old
Harvey currently sources all its hops from Sussex. At least they did when I visited the brewery a couple of years ago.
|Harvey hops in 1889|
|Beer||Style||OG||hop 1||hop 2||hop 3|
|X||Mild||1058.2||East Kent 1887||East Kent 1888|
|XXX||Mild||1075.3||East Kent 1887||East Kent 1888|
|PA||Pale Ale||1066.5||Worcester 1888|
|SB||Stock Ale||1078.9||Kent 1888||East Kent 1887|
|Stout||Stout||1078.7||Sussex 1886||Kent 1887||East Kent 1888|
|Harvey brewing record held at the East Sussex Record Office, document number BBR 2/1/3.|