The HopWalk

“This has to be the number one UK event for anyone who uses hops”

The HopWalk is Charles Faram’s own event and an insightful day of hop industry presentations and updates from around the world

The event is by invitation only, but if you think that you’ve been missed then get in touch

Guest speaker

Karl Ockert

The guest speaker this year is Karl Ockert
Former Director of Brewery Operations, Deschutes Brewery, USA.
More excitingly, Karl is going to feature 3 times in the programmes over the two days.

Networking and reporting

  • Time for networking and trade exhibition
  • A full explanation of hop growing and harvesting
  • Current hop market reports from around the world
  • An update on new varieties and experimental hops
  • Distinctive beers available from the beer competition entrants
  • A chance to meet like-minded brewers to exchange views and enjoy the Herefordshire countryside
  • Charles Faram supplier partner trade stands including malt, yeast, closures, hop products, brewing aids, one way kegs and branding
  • New Product launches

The Wellhopped World Series

Phase 3 of the Charles Faram Wellhopped World Series 2019.  The beer competition awards ceremony.

Inspect the crop

The main event, an interactive hands on tour of the hop yards and processing area

Fresh hops

Get your fresh hops from the hop walk marquee. Please check out the Green hops and bines button on the right for all of the information that you need to know

Brewery visit

Finish the day with a visit The Hopshed Brewery Tap on site 

The HopWalk programme Thursday 5th September

Programme (subject to change)

Registration opens


Dry Hopping Methods in the Cellar  

Karl Ockert, Former Director of Brewery Operations, Deschutes Brewery, USA


Coaches leave Malvern Link station


Guests on coaches arrive


“Hazy” IPA Production

Karl Ockert, Former Director of Brewery Operations, Deschutes Brewery, USA




International hop presentations

Wellhopped World Series Beer Competition award presentation


Tour of the hop harvest


The Hopshed Brewery taproom opens


Coaches to Malvern Link station


The Brewery Resource Roadshow

An initiative involving 9 hosts for a free day packed full of innovation, one-to one meetings, learning and great networking.
4th September
Same location

5th September 2019


Stocks Farm WR6 5EH

52°09’17.0″N 2°24’36.9″W


The Charles Faram HopWalk is free of charge for two guests. Pre-booking is the only way to ensure your 2 complimentary spaces. Additional guests or guests arriving on the day without pre-booking will be charged at the full rate of £30 per person per day.

We strive to ensure a productive and insightful programme. Therefore, we implement a cancellation charge of £30 after 28th August and a no show charge of £30 for non-attendance on the day for each day.


The confirmation will provide more detail on location, your itinerary and recommended accommodation.