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.
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.