Borough Market makes 'proper London' beer using its own hops

Hops growing in Borough Market Hall

London's Borough Market has brewed its own beer to support traders who suffered financial losses from the terror attack in June, using hops actually grown on the premises.

The #LoveBorough Imperial Porter contains English hops grown in the Market Hall itself, with coffee and chocolate from Borough Market traders Change Please and Rabot 1745 respectively giving the porter – a drink that has been brewed in London for about 300 years – its amazing flavour. It's brewed at Stratford microbrewery Tap East, so hops can be delivered super-fresh within hours of harvesting.

Beer in market close up 2

There's more eco-friendliness, as Darren Henaghan, Managing Director of Borough Market, explains: "We're proud to produce a sustainable and low-waste beer which is grown from hops planted right here in our Market Hall. Our urban gardening team used leftover coffee grounds as a mulch and rainwater to grow the English hops, and by using high-quality ingredients from our traders to flavour the porter, the result is a proper London brew."

The 7.2 per cent beer is available in bottles (£3.90 with £2 from each bottle going to the trader support fund) and on draught from The Globe Tavern and The Rake.

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