Laverstoke Park Farm is an organic and biodynamic farm in Hampshire, England that produces a diverse array of food products. Noble Union is proud to bring their Organic Ale and Organic Lager to the U.S. Market.
Jody Scheckter, the 1979 Formula One World Champion started Laverstoke Park Farm to produce “the best tasting, healthiest food, without compromise” for himself and his family – a philosophy he applies across the entire farm, which is known as the “University of Organics.”
“To achieve a healthy and natural environment, I believe there are two vital factors: firstly, biodiversity and secondly slow growing animals and plants. This begins with the soil,” Jody explains. “We follow nature strictly, while utilizing the latest scientific research, techniques and equipment.”
Farm to Bottle
The award winning Ale and Lager are made from organic barley and organic hops grown in the farm’s chalky “terroir” soil.
The full flavor and unique aroma of these beers comes, quite literally, from the land.
Laverstoke’s hop garden – currently 18 acres and growing – is diverse and rich. It’s rows range from traditional English Fuggles, Boudicea and Cobb’s Golding varieties to slower-growing heirloom varieties, including a couple first cultivated locally – in Hampshire in 1820. Noble hop varieties from central Europe such as Tettnang and Saaz round out the mix.
Real Ale and Real Lager
The Ale is bottle conditioned with live yeast, producing a flavorful and effervescent “real” ale without added carbon dioxide. The Lager recently won the British Bottlers Institute Gold Medal for the Best Organic Lager in the UK and the Ale has been selected by CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale. Both beers have also collectively won three Great Taste Awards in the UK.
Laverstoke Park Farm is certified organic and biodynamic, and its beer is certified USDA organic, but Mr. Scheckter and his team go much further. An on-site micro-biology lab continuously tests the soil. Specific compost preparations are added to the soil to ensure optimal proportions of beneficial bacteria and fungi. The result is an ideal environment for growing flavorful hops and barley.