Important Info RE: Christmas Deliveries

Orders for pre-Christmas delivery should be made before 10am on Friday 15th December.
We'll continue to do everything we can to get orders to you as quickly as possible, but we can not guarantee pre-christmas delivery.
We suggest delivery to a business address if possible to guarantee someone is there to recieve the package.
Gift vouchers can be purchased any time and are delivered immediately via email.

Holiday Hours

Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th Dec: 10am - 1PM ONLY
Christmas Day 25th December - 2nd January CLOSED
Normal trading hours resume Wed 3rd Jan


Hops Pellets 100g – Pride of Ringwood


When Australian hop Pride of Ringwood was released in 1958 it had the distinction of being the hop with the highest alpha acid content in the world. Though that title has been long surpassed it is still an incredibly popular bittering hop. Best utilized fresh, Pride of Ringwood is primarily a bittering hop but also exhibits spicy, fruity aromas when used as a late addition.

The variety was developed by Bill Nash who then worked for the Carlton and United Brewery at the Ringwood Hop Research Station in Ringwood, Victoria. It was bred from English variety Pride of Kent through open pollination.

Pride of Ringwood once made up the vast majority of hops grown in Australia and at it’s peak reached 90% of total crop acreage. Elsewhere Pride of Ringwood is considered too late harvest for the US but was at one stage also grown in Kashmir, India. While the Australian Pride of Ringwood crop is largely disease free, when grown in other locations it can be susceptible to downy mildew.

Though it is primarily used in Australian lagers, there are plenty of examples of its use in the US. Buffalo Bill Brewery uses it in their Tasmanian Devil brew. Australian’s would be most familiar with its use in beers by Carlton and United Breweries, Fosters and Coopers.

Also Known As POR
Characteristics Spicy, fruity aroma
Purpose Bittering
Alpha Acid 7%-11%
Origin Australia
Substitutes East Kent Goldings, Centennial, Cluster
Styles Amber Ale, Lager, Fruit Lambic, Pale Ale, Australian Lager, Strong Ale, Golden Ale, American Pale Ale