Ventnor Botanic Garden has resurrected the centuries old tradition of hop growing on the Isle of Wight. Starting in 2009, we became the sole specialist grower of hops on the Island. Hops are truly ripe on a single day each year, so our Botanists keep an hourly vigil over the hop rows in late August. On the chosen day a call goes out to our Friends and Volunteers and a community harvest begins. You’re welcome to join us picking or at our Hops Festival, just watch our website for the date!
We are now proud to present a Limited Edition Pale Ale. Working with our friends at Goddard’s we have created a strong ale, charging Ventnor Botanic Garden’s green handpicked Sovereign Hops alongside dried Cascade and Admiral Hops in the style of a craft beer. Our Botanic Pale Ale is a beer with a mission – each one you enjoy supports the Island’s only botanic garden.
330ml bottle, 7.5% ABV
Please drink responsibly