John and his family started off with a small hop yard in 2016, fell in love with the farm and all it had to offer. Starting off with small Brews at home, John has had the opportunity to perfect his beer. Along with growing the hop yard we are going into 2019 opening Hill Top Hops' Brewhouse and we are very humbled with all the community support.
Hill Top Hops has become more then just a small family owned hobby and business it has brought family and friends together. We are very humbled with the time, handwork and love they have all given us.
Over the past 3 years Hill Top Hops has had the opportunity to be apart of some pretty amazing opportunities. We have participated in 2 collaborations with Alexander Keiths .
"Hants Co. Hop On Harvest Ale", this Beer made with only our hops and "Annapolis Hop Field Ale" a joint effort with "Wicked Hops", "Fundy Hops", "Horton Ridge Malt House" and Us!
We are very excited to find out where 2019 takes us, and we hope you join us for the ride!
Established in 2016, harvesting their first hop yard. This beautiful piece of farm land where the horses from Storm Inn Stables once had access to, now Hill Top Hops. Located in Scotch Village, the view of the horses and the river from the top of the hill is a beautiful one. We try to keep things as organic as possible here!
We use a fertilizer combination of Seaweed, coffee grinds, and manure to name a few! Also, we use an Epsom salt spray to keep the pests away. This year we harvested 5 different kinds of hops.
Columbus, known for its medium-high levels of oils. Depending on how they are added to the brew process you can get a strong, earthy aroma with a strong bitter kick. Great for dry hopping and Pale Ales.
Chinook, also know for its bitter characteristics, this hop can contribute a piney or smokey flavor. A hop that you should be sure to measure well for the best outcome.
Cascade another popular hop, again known for its aroma and flavor. It contributes a citrus/grapefruit and spicy taste. A great choice for the Craft industry.
Centennial, with medium aroma and medium to high bittering value. A light citrus aroma, well known to the Craft brewing family.
Alpharoma, considered a super alpha aroma variety with very high potential yields. The unusually high alpha/oil profile makes this a very potent hop.
Located near Brooklyn Hants County NS, at 7232 Highway 14, Newport. You can Find Hill Top Hops' Brewhouse right beside the Tidal Bore farm market. An inviting, rustic, friendly atmosphere to fit any craft beer lovers style.
All our beer is brewed and perfected here by John Peters. At this time we have 6 wonderful and well loved craft beers on tap:
Avondale Cream Ale
Tidal Bore Blond
Hants County Proud Pale Ale
Hop Storm IPA
Red Tale, a Red Ale
We have a little story behind each and every beer and why they are named they way they are. Come in and find out why!
Stop in have a beer and walk just minutes up the road to watch the tidal bore, a must see. Cant wait to see you!
January 19th 2019 Grand Opening 12-10pm