The HOP DROP 2019 is here!!

Since we all enjoyed the Nomadic Beers taproom open house event last October and the GeeGee beer was outstanding, Why not do it again?

Katie and the team have offered to do a brew on Monday 23rd Sept should be ready for the October Event. If anyone would like to help with the brew get in touch.

This is a family friendly event bring your friends, and dogs too.

Christine Jopling, who designed our logo, will be on hand selling her amazing artwork.

Please, bring a contribution from your Cascade plants no matter how small. It all adds up. There may be vouchers for beers for hops dropped.

Event Details:

Sat 21st September 2019
1200 -21:30
Nomadic Beers
Unit 11, 15 Sheepscar Street, LS7 1AD

Tips for picking:
Cut the strings bottom first and lay out on a table to dry a bit
Wear long sleeves and gloves if possible
Check for bugs and give all the cones a good shake before bagging up
Make sure they are dry as possible
If you need to pick early please bag and refrigerate -freeze for longer storage get all the air out
Fresh hops need to be used within 24-48 hours so don’t pick too early.

If you are bogged down just bring the hops on the binds on the Hop Drop day and we can all pitch in and pick the cones. I’ll have a table set up for picking.

Do get in touch if you have any questions.

Hope to see you all there – New members welcome to join in

I want to apologise for being a bit quiet over the past 6 months. No excuse really.


How are your hops, Growers? Early spring 2019

3rd Year for this plant 2019. This plant was grown directly into its current location from 2017. (30/03/19)
3rd year for this plant 2019. First year was in a large pot 2017 , then planted into current location in the ground 2018, same coffee mug for size (30/03/19)

These are my two, 3 year old Cascade hop plants. One started its first year in a pot and is a bit behind the other plant which has been in the ground for three years.

If you are a new member and have first year plants, dont worry. Keep an eye out for the red shoots. These plants take off soon.

If any members have failed plants and want to try again. I have some Cascade plants started in pots for purchase. Get in touch –

See you all soon, Sharon

Winter Meet up @ Kirkstall Brewery Saturday, 23 February 2019

A joint social with Leeds & Calderdale Camra Branches at Kirkstall Brewery on 100 Kirkstall Road, Leeds.

Meet at the Brewery 12:30pm for a tour of the kit and perhaps a quick pint. From here its on to the Cardigan Arms around 3:00ish, where there will be a rare chance to tour the Victorian Tower Brewery.  From here it is onto the Kirkstall Bridge Inn.

Feel free to join in the visits to the other two pubs. The Cardigan Arms will be showing the 6 Nations Rugby matches upstairs.

You don’t need to book, attendance is free, please wear stout(ish) footwear if you are interested in looking round the breweries. This promises to be a grand day.

Buses run approx. every 10-20mins along Kirkstall Road in each direction, so return transport should be no issue.


Last Taste of Nomadic’s GeeGee and recent Blogs about The Co-Hoperative

Hello Everyone,


The last cask of ‘GeeGee’ will be served  at another Nomadic Beers Un-Open event, Sat.  10 Nov 2018, 12-18:00 pm @Nomadic Beers, new location in Sheepscar. There will be a crafts market on as well and food. (If the last event is anything to go by,  it will be another corker)


Thought you might also like to see what the bloggers are saying about the Co-Hoperative and the last Un-Open event @Nomadic Beers on Oct 6th 2018:.

Leeds goes green: A 2018 co-HOPerative project


Nomadic Beer’s Unopen tap room, Green hopped beers and other things

See you Soon,


2018 harvest beer – Gee Gee

Our harvest beer launch this year was at Nomadic Beers on Saturday 6th October.

The beer, a 4.5% pale called GeeGee after Nomadic’s delivery van The Green Goddess, was made using 8.25kg of Cascade hops grown by the Leeds Co-Hoperative. The event was a great success and the beer went down very well! It was subsequently available at Wapentake and Foley’s.