Greene King and Sadler’s Brewery celebrate hop harvest with One Stop Hop

Chris Houlton at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds.

Chris Houlton at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds. - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds-based Greene King has teamed up with Sadler’s Brewery, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, for the second year running to brew a collaborative cask ale, One Stop Hop.

It is part of Greene King’s ongoing collaboration with smaller brewers for its 2015 seasonal cask ale calendar, with One Stop Hop celebrating the hop harvest in early Septemer.

One Stop Hop is a 4.3%abv (alcohol by volume) pale ale, single hopped with the East Kent Goldings variety which provides a subtle bitterness and a citrus floral finish.

The ale will be available in pubs around the UK throughout September and October, including Bury St Edmunds pub the Dog & Partridge on Crown Street.

This year has already seen the release of several beers in collaboration with smaller brewers, including Cornish Coast with Penpont Brewery in Cornwall, Bronze Adder with Mauldon’s Brewery in Sudbury and Golden Galaxy with the Brentwood Brewing Company from Essex.

Chris Houlton, managing director of Greene King brewing and brands, said: “We are proud to work in collaboration with Sadler’s Brewery for a second year to brew One Stop Hop.

“Based on the success of our partnership last year, we are looking forward to another great response to this ale from our customers.”

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Chris Sadler, managing director and head brewer at Sadler’s Brewery, said: “We have thoroughly enjoyed working with Greene King to brew One Stop Hop. People are already looking forward to seeing On Stop Hop back on for the autumn, which is fantastic.”