Kent hops 'under threat as brewers use foreign varities'
By kentsussex | Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 08:46
The English hop industry is reportedly under threat as brewers choose to use foreign varieties.
Dr Peter Darby, research director of the Faversham-based National Hop Collection, said brewers wanted the stronger flavours from overseas varieties.
He told the BBC: "If they decide that their customers prefer the stronger flavours, that obviously signals the end of the English hop industry.
I think we're on the cusp at the moment. It depends really which way the regional brewers go."
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