Coastal East Kent was shrouded in a sea mist at dawn this morning as Chelsea and I tramped through the hop gardens at Brooke Farm in Shatterling. We were out checking on the harvest again and to have the craic with wit, raconteur and grumpy old bastard Humphrey, the big man in these rural parts. The hops themselves were looking pretty good considering the droughtful conditions under which they grew - East Kent was particularly dry this summer and for a few weeks all were fearful of a failed crop. Anyway, we got a bit of rain just in the nick of time, the sun shone and now all the Goldings are in and packed, smelling better than they look and better than last year. We're a bit light on yield (price goes up) but we've got some quality to brew with (we charge more).
I'm Eddie Gadd, Head Brewer of the Ramsgate Brewery on the East Kent Coast. I've been in the Biz for nearly 20 years, working for the big and the small, the greedy and the good. And now that I only work for myself I can say what I like, which is what I do here.
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