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 dates.
We are now proud to present a 2015 Limited Edition American Pale Ale. Working with our friends at Goddards we have created a strong ale, charging VBG’s green handpicked Sovereign Hops in alongside dried Cascade and Admiral Hops in the style of the new American craft beers. Some say it had something to do with the accent of VBG’s Director. Our Botanic Pale Ale is a beer with a mission – each one you enjoy supports the Island’s only botanic garden.
To join us picking or at the Hops Festival just watch our website for dates.
330ml bottle – 7.5% ABV