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Great Newsome Charles Faram Collaboration | Great Newsome Brewery

Yorkshire Brewery and Hop Merchant Show Off Britain’s Cutting-Edge Hops

After 16 years of working together, the award-winning, East-Yorkshire-based Great Newsome Brewery has produced a new beer with Charles Faram, the UK’s leading hop merchant. This latest ale will showcase the very best in British hops.


Hops have been grown in Britain for centuries. Whilst classic varieties continue to thrive, new ones are now popping up in brewers’ recipes.


Emperor, the latest offering from Great Newsome Brewery, is a 5.0% premium bitter. It makes full use of GodivaTM and the fittingly named Emperor®; two new British hops grown as part of Charles Faram’s Hop Development programme.


“Some brewers, I feel, have a rigid idea of how British hops taste”, said James, head brewer at Great Newsome, “There’s so much to explore here. Both Farams and ourselves really want to show off the brilliant new hops being bred on our island.”


Emperor is also the latest in Great Newsome’s “Chrysalis” beers; their range of real ales named after British butterflies.


“It’s funny how it happened, really”, said Matthew, director at the brewery, “Beth Eaton [Charles Faram’s Sales Manager for the North of England and Scotland] had said her favourite butterfly was the Purple Emperor. After she pointed out that Charles Faram had just bred a hop named Emperor®, we knew what we had to do.


“We are farmers as well as brewers, so we want to do everything we can to support British growers. There are some really exciting new hops being grown right now in the UK and, in my opinion, British breweries need to get behind them.”


Beth said “Having spent half my life in the brewing industry I know how it works.  It’s all about the people and their passion whether that be brewing excellent beers, growing the highest quality brewing ingredients or bringing that all together as a supplier like Charles Faram.  My life passion is for nature and wildlife, so I jumped at Matthew’s kind invitation to brew a new beer at Great Newsome Brewery using two Charles Faram British grown hop varieties, Godiva™ and Emperor®, to be named after my favourite butterfly. I haven’t tasted the beer yet. I have no doubt that it will be delicious, and another example of an excellent beer brewed with British hops.”


Great Newsome is an award-winning microbrewery based on the Hodgson family farm in Winestead. Winners of multiple World Beer Awards, Great Newsome brews its beers using Yorkshire water, home-grown malt, whole hops and its own distinctive yeast strain. The brewery showcases the best of British beer styles with names such as Sleck Dust, Pricky Back Otchan and Frothingham Best which can be found in all good pubs or purchased from the Great Newsome Brewery online store. Emperor will be available in all good pubs from mid September, contact us at enquiries@greatnewsomebrewery.co.uk if you’d like to see it on your bar.

Charles Faram Hop Merchants and Factors established in 1865 supplies all brewing ingredients and has one of the largest ranges of hop varieties available from stock stored in temperature-controlled warehouses in both nitrogen-flushed ‘Freshpak’ hop cones, Type 90 (T90) pellets and Type 45 (T45) pellets.  Faram’s own hop breeding and development program has produced exciting varieties such as Archer®, Emperor®, Godiva™, Harlequin®, Jester®, Most™, Mystic™, Olicana® and Opus®.