The Brewer’s Vine

1973

Commercial hop production and distribution in England.

Film about the cultivation and distribution of hops in England. After briefly setting out the history of hop production in the United Kingdom from the introduction of hops in the 16th century, the film details practices in commercial hop production. Sequences include: growing hops from cuttings (including new varieties) in greenhouses; layering established plants in fields to create new roots; maintenance work performed in hop gardens over the winter months; work undertaken in cultivating the vines up to the picking season; the picking of hops; the drying process; the distribution process and the role of the Hop Marketing Board; the use of hops in the brewing industry. Shots of the layering process include: removing the vine, burying the vine in a trench and the replanting roots one year later. Shots of winter work in the hop garden include: the felling of sweet chestnut trees for hop poles and repairs to the wires that carry the vines. Shots of hop-picking include: workers picking hops by hand and the method of recording piece work; mechanised hop picking. Shots of hop drying include: the workings of kilns, pressing the dried hops into pockets. Shots of the Hop Marketing Board include the creation of samples for distribution to brewers and hop factors; the quality assessment process. Shots in a brewery include brewery staff adding blended hops in the brewing process.

Featured Buildings

Whitbread Hop Pole [public house sign, no location] The Golding Hop [public house sign, no location] Whitbread Bramling Cross [public house sign, no location] Courage Hop Pocket [public house sign, no location] The Triple Plea [public house sign, no location] Manns Malt & Hops [public house sign, no location] Gallon Pot [public house sign, no location]

Keywords

Brewing; Crops; Hops; Hop growing; Hop cuttings; Hop layering; Hop gardens; Hop yards; Hop dressing; Hop poles; Stilts; Hop picking; Agricultural workforce; Kilns (Oasts); Beer; Watneys

  • Maker : Beryl Wilberforce Smith

  • Maker : Peter Wilberforce Smith

Manifestations

The Brewer’s Vine

  • Barcode
    INV347267
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:26:00
    Modification Date
    21/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    739598
  • Barcode
    INV314234
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:26:00
    Modification Date
    21/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    739597
  • Barcode
    INV369586
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    MP4 H264 digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:26:00
    Modification Date
    08/10/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    739532
  • Barcode
    INV388270
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:26:00
    Modification Date
    11/06/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737939
  • Barcode
    INV397928
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    DV digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:38
    Modification Date
    10/06/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737868
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV358170
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:26:00
    Modification Date
    22/05/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737791
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV355443
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    master digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:16:38
    Modification Date
    22/05/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737790
  • Barcode
    INV383667
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Type
    wav digital
    Dimension
    Duration
    1:03:02
    Modification Date
    14/04/2015
    Parts
    Reference
    737634
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV298147
    Canonical Identifier
    2
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    audiospool tape
    Identifier
    Modification Date
    07/09/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    690810
  • Activities
    Barcode
    INV253825
    Canonical Identifier
    980
    Canonical Title
    Unknown
    Carrier Details
    Carrier Type
    standard8 film
    Colour System
    colour
    Colour Type
    colour
    Dimension
    Duration
    0:30:00
    Has Image
    Y
    Has Sound
    Y
    Identifier
    Image Polarity
    pos
    Modification Date
    03/08/2010
    Parts
    Reference
    685960
    Sound
    sound
    Sound System
    mag stripe
  • Award:
    • Group 1:
      • Note: Awards (data migration 25/06/2021): Institute of Amateur Cinematographers International Film Competition, Very Highly Commended, 1973; Institute of Amateur Cinematographers International Film Competition, J Lizars Cup for the Best Novice (first time entrant), 1973.

Copyright restrictions apply.

Please see our terms of use. Films on this website are provided for personal viewing. Should you wish to use the films in any other way please contact eafa@uea.ac.uk

terms of use

The data for this page was generated on Sat, 27 Nov 2021 05:58:43 +0000. Click to regenerate this page .