Sunday, 23 September 2012

Standing on the runway waiting for take off

There's some good news and there's some bad news.Speaking to Peter Darby of Wye Hops Ltd on Friday I found out that the Flyer hop is in fact one of his varieties. Sadly it didn't have the alpha acid value that was hoped for so won't be going beyond farm trials. It's a shame it's being judged on its bittering power as I thought  it had a great flavour.

And on the plus It seems I got the facts right in my account of how to breed new hop varieties.


  1. Grounded then...

    A shame. Sounds like my kind of hop.

  2. Standing on the runway waiting for take off - Hawkwind?

  3. Yes, 'Brainstorm'. The post was a bit contrived so I could use the title!

  4. I saw it in the blog index and thought "Hawkwind - how's he going to connect that to beer?" (-: