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IPA celebrates Borough Market's 21 years

Added: Sunday, December 1st 2019

Borough Market IPA

Borough Market Wet Hop IPA, 4.3 per cent, celebrates the 21st annibersary of the world-famous market at London Bridge. It's a limited edition beer, sustainably packed and brewed with freshly-picked Fuggles hops grown in the market hall. Beers made with wet hops can be brewed only once a year when they are harvested: instead of being dried and packaged, the hops go straight to the brewery where they are immediately put into a brew.

Borough Wet Hop IPA has been made by nomadic brewer Daniel Tapper of the Beak Brewery. He uses the historic Fuggles hop, first grown in Kent and the South-east in the 18th century. The hops used in the beer have been planted and grown in the heart of Borough Market’s glass-fronted market hall and sustainably fertilised with a combination of recycled coffee grounds from traders and rain water collected on the market’s roof.

A draught version of the beer is on sale in the Rake and Globe Tavern at Borough Market. The packaged version comes in a can to reflect the market’s commitment to sustainability. Aluminium can be recycled numerous times without losing its quality. As it’s lighter in weight and smaller in volume than glass, a can helps reduce carbon emissions.

Daniel Tapper has joined forces with Villages, a micro-brewery based in Deptford close to Borough Market. The location meant the hops were delivered to the brewery wet and fresh as soon as they were harvested. The Fuggles have been joined by three American hop varieties, Azacca, Ekuanot and Mosaic, that add tropical fruit flavours to the spicy and earthy notes from Fuggles.

The beer costs £3.90 a can.