Charles Faram International Hop Awards #AromaFest

Charles Faram International Hop Awards #AromaFest

The Charles Faram International Hop Awards is an annual competition to find the best grower and hop variety sample from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program.

Formerly known as The Wellhopped World Series

The Charles Faram International Hop Awards is an annual competition to find the best grower and hop variety sample from the Charles Faram Hop Development Program.

Formerly known as The Wellhopped World Series

Who’s the best hop grower this year?
Which is the best new variety sample?
What does this achievement mean?

The Charles Faram International Hop Awards provides a platform to celebrate the dedication and progression made by those committed to the Charles Faram Hop Development Program around the world.

The 2022 #AromaFest competition will take place at the Charles Faram UK site in Malvern, Worcestershire on Thursday 27th January.

Charles Faram International Hop Awards
Judging process

Head brewers from around the UK are invited to judge samples of existing and new Charles Faram hop varieties from UK, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovenia.

Both the individual and overall categories are judged on aroma and quality. The overall winner is judged from categories 1-3 on aroma quality and appearance quality.

Individual categories

  1. Flavor intensity 5-6 Delicate
  2. Flavor intensity 7-8 Mid-range
  3. Flavor intensity 9-10 High
  4. Best early stage varieties – varieties that do not have enough quantity to enter a brewing trial

 

Charles Faram International Hop Awards Champion

The 3 gold winners from the individual categories 1-3.  Resulting in 1 Gold overall champion.

Be part of hop history

If you would like to be part of the process get in touch with any of the sales team to discuss opportunities with brewing trials, collaborations and more

The Wellhopped World Series
past winners

More details of the past winners can be found on the WWS 2019 page.

See what the judges had to say.

Read about the winners.

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