IBD British Hop Award Presentation

FRIDAY, 19 January 2024.

By the Southern Section

FRIDAY, 19 January 2024

Renegade Brewery, The Old Dairy, Frilsham Farm, Yattendon, Berkshire,RG18 0XT

Congratulations to the Class winners of the 2023 IBD British Hop Awards!

The IBD invites you and especially encourages attendance of all participating hop growers, hop merchants and brewers at the presentation of the certificates and trophies to the winning entrants.

Celebrate with this year’s Hop Class winners and discover the overall Champion Hop of 2023 which will be announced at the ceremony. Enjoy a unique cask of beer brewed with this hop that will be available for all to savour at this event.


11:00: Arrival
11:30 – 12:00: Presentations (Tom Shelston, IBD Chief Executive Officer)
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

Please RSVP by no later than 16th January to 



  • Charlie Long – Fullers (Asahi)
  • Ed Bates – Rebellion Brewery
  • Matt Stead – Windsor & Eton Brewery
  • Hugo Anderson – Firkin Brewery, Lewisham
  • Miles Chesterman – Hogs Back Brewery
  • Hugh O’Neil – Twickenham Brewery


2023 Competition Winner’s List:

  1. Class A: The Le May Cup awarded for the best sample of Goldings and eligible clones.

1st – Hogs Back Brewery (Farnham White Bine)


  1. Class B: The Hop Merchants Cup awarded for the best sample of hops (from each individual Category) bought on the basis of their aroma character, irrespective of Alpha Acid content.

Category A: High Aroma intensity

1st – S J Parker (Ernest)


Category B: Strong Aroma Intensity

1st – R J Robinson & Young (Challenger)


Category C: Delicate Aroma Intensity

1st – Hogs Back Brewery (Fuggle)


  1. Class C: The Brewers Cup awarded for the best sample of hops that are bought primarily for their high Alpha Acid content.

1st – L E Wheeler & Sons (Udimore)  (Admiral)


  1. Class D: The Wigan Cup awarded for the best sample of Fuggle.

1st – Hampton Estate


  1. Class E: The Botanix Cup awarded for the best sample of Dwarf/Hedgerow variety.

1st – L E Humphreys & Sons (Pioneer)


  1. Class F: The Grower’s Challenge Bowl awarded for the best sample of new English variety.

1st – Hawkins Farming (Harlequin)