Borough Market brews another sustainable beer made with Southwark hops

London’s Borough Market has launched another sustainable, limited-edition beer made from hops grown in the historic market and five kilograms of earl grey tea from one of its traders, Organic Life.

The new beer is the fourth in a series of annual releases that the venue has produced from its market-grown hops.

This year, the beer has been made in a collaboration between Daniel Tapper of the nomadic Beak Brewery and Partizan Brewing, based in Bermondsey.

An earl grey saison, the brew has been produced with fresh rather than dried hops and over five kilograms of loose leaf Earl Grey tea. Oats, wheat, barley and rye were also blended with over a kilogram of fresh Fuggles hop flowers giving the beer flavours “reminiscent of marmalade, mint and clove”.

The hop bines are grown in the Market Hall and are fertilised with a combination of recycled coffee grounds from Borough Market traders and rain water harvested from the market’s roof.

A limited run of over 6,000 bottles are available from Borough Market and independent traders throughout the UK, priced at £3.30. It will also be exclusively available on draught at The Globe Tavern in the market.

Darren Henaghan, managing director, Borough Market said: “Borough Market is the curator of a diverse range of the best quality national and international produce – a place to discover the unique and rediscover the familiar. What better way to celebrate our position at the heart of London than with a seasonal beer grown with our own hops, flavoured with one of our expert trader’s tea and fertilised with left over coffee grounds! In effect, it’s essence of Borough Market in a glass. We hope our customers will enjoy raising a toast!”

Brewer Daniel Tapper said: “As both a brewer and a food writer it has been an absolute honour to create a beer that not only displays genuine London terroir, but also showcases Borough Market’s unique position at the heart of our country’s food and drink scene. One of the best things about being a nomadic brewer is getting the opportunity to produce beers at some of the UK’s most exciting, forward-thinking breweries – and when it comes to making fresh, flavourful Saisons, few breweries are more respected than Partizan”.

Last year, Borough Market launched an Imperial Porter to raise funds for traders affected by the London Bridge terror attack. The beer was infused with chocolate from Rabot 1745 and waste coffee provided by Change Please – both of which are traders at the market.

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