Enjoy a Little Festive Cheer with Hyde Hall Ale

Tuesday 5 January 2016

RawHyde rolls into town


It’s great news for real-ale enthusiasts: RawHyde ale, brewed with hops harvested from RHS Garden Hyde Hall, near Chelmsford, Essex, is now available to purchase from the Hyde Hall Gift Shop, exclusively, just in time for the festive season.

RawHyde is brewed by the Brentwood Brewing Company of Pilgrims’ Hatch, Essex. Managing Director, Roland Kannor said: “We adapted one of our existing recipes to include the hops harvested from Hyde Hall and the result is a golden, hoppy ale at 4.3%, making it a perfect Christmas tipple."

This is the second harvest from Hyde Hall’s ‘First Gold’ English dwarf hops. RHS Horticulturist Matthew Oliver said: “Last year’s crop was used to make a limited-edition guest ale, but this year I harvested almost twice as many hops, which meant they were able to brew much larger quantities, viable of bottling.

“Having grown the hops myself, I’m clearly somewhat biased, but I think RawHyde shows great potential. It’s definitely what I’d call a session bitter: it’s smooth, not too strong and extremely quaffable. My New Year’s resolution will definitely be to grow enough hops for RawHyde to become widely available throughout Essex and beyond,” says Matthew.

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For more information, please contact:
Sue Carter, RHS Garden Hyde Hall: on 01245 402006 or email suecarter@rhs.org.uk


Notes to editors

1. The Hyde Hall Gift Shop is open daily from 9.30am (except Christmas Day) and 500ml bottles of RawHyde can be purchased at £3.50 per bottle.
2. Brentwood Brewery gift packs containing three bottles of beer and a glass are priced at £14.99.
3. In the New Year, RawHyde will also be available from the Brentwood Brewing Company shop, based at Calcott Hall Farm, Ongar Road, Pilgrims’ Hatch, Brentwood, Essex CM15 9HS.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
(satnav CM3 8RA).
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall  0845 265 8071

Opening times
The garden is open daily, except for Christmas Day
Mar – Oct Mon – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nov – Feb Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm

Last admission is one hour before closing.

2016 garden admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).

Adults £10.00 (£11.00 with donation)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £5.00 (£5.50 with donation)
Children 4 & under Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children £25.50 (£28.25 with donation)
Groups of 10+ £9.00pp (booking essential)

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The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows, through our scientific research, website, publications, libraries, education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants. We’re committed to promoting the value of gardens, demonstrating how gardening is good for us and explaining the vital roles that plants play in a sustainable world.

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