Visitors to the Rat & Ratchet at the moment are being treated to a veritable 'hop fest'. Rob is following up his mild festival, with 'mini festivals' to showcase individual hops, and the way different brewers use them.
At the moment there are 3 versions of 'Brewers Gold' available, with Mallinsons, Pictish, and Crouch Vale all on the bar. These will be followed, hopefully by the weekend, by 5 different breweries take on 'Citra' based beers, with Ossett, Riverhead, and Mallinsons among those included, but not unfortunately Oakham (which is still eluding me !).
So, should hops be your thing, then the Rat could be the place to go, but get there quick, they won't last long.