VISITORS to the Droitwich Food and Drink Festival can try a brand new bespoke craft lager which uses hops grown just 18 miles from the town.
Wych’s Brew has been created through a collaboration between Food at Webbs, based in Wychbold, and Wye Valley Brewery.
The Olicana hop – the main one used in Wych’s Brew – is renowned for it’s tropical fruit flavours and aromas and is grown on Stocks Farm in Suckley, near Worcester.
Olicana, which has only been commercially available since 2014, is part of a Worcestershire Hop Merchant’s development programme to grow new varieties in the UK so a wider range of British hops are available for local beer production.
Louise Webb from Food at Webbs said: “After much trialling and tasting, the Food at Webbs team and Wye Valley brewing wizards agreed on this magical recipe.
“Because of how close the hop is grown to Droitwich and the fact the beer is brewed just 25 miles away we think it’s fitting to be launching Wych’s Brew at the town’s Food and Drink Festival.
“It has lovely citrus flavours and is perfect for summer drinking so we are hoping the sun will be shining at the launch and that everyone loves the new lager as much as we do.”