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Community Hop Harvesting

September 17, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Birkenhop is back for 2023!

In partnership with Brimstage Brewery, Make Hamilton Square Garden and Callister Garden have been busy growing hops again this year, ready to be harvested and turned into this years batch of “Birkenhop”

Join us for a morning of hop harvesting in our beautiful urban community garden, followed by copious amount of tea, coffee and cake on the house at Nettle cafe!

The community hop harvest is great way to get to know your neighbours, spend time in the garden, learn about hop growing and if you’d like to come along to the brewery after the harvest, you are welcome to join for a tour . You might even get to try a sample of some of Brimstages best know beers!

You don’t need to bring anything along, just yourself!

Feel free to drop in any time between 9.30am- 12noon. The weighing of the hops happens around 12noon, then we will head over to the brewery around 1pm (optional).

*Transport to the brewery is not provided, so you would need to make you own way there.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Any child under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and we operate a no under 10 policy.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Train:

We are a stone’s throw away from Hamilton Square train station which is just a short walk down Cleveland street and accessible from all inner city Liverpool Stations and all Wirral line stations.

By Bus:

There are numerous bus stops nearby and around the Hamilton Square area, all just short walks away from our space. These include numbers: 41, 216, 217, 409, 410, 411, 413, 414, 423, 811 and several others.

By Car:

Follow the signs for Hamilton Square. We don’t have any designated parking for visitors but there is a range of paid and free parking close by.

Paid parking:

– Cleveland Street

– Prince Street

– Elgin Way

– Duncan Street

– Hinson Street

More on wirral.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-travel

Free and unlimited parking:

– Russell Street (5 min walk)

– Brooke Street East (5 min walk)

Parking becomes free and unlimited after 6:30pm.

Downloading the Just Park app on your mobile device will allow for more efficient and cheaper parking payments.

Where is Brimstage Brewery?

Brimstage Brewing Co Ltd

Home Farm, Brimstage Lane

Brimstage, Wirral

CH63 6HY


More info about the brewery can be found here


How accessible is the venue?

The event is located in the community garden and in nettle café on the ground floor which provides full accessibility to the premises including toilet provisions.


Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to get in touch with the Make CIC office at 0151 601 8665 or email hello@makecic.org


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a list of attendees.


The name on the registration/ticket doesn’t match the attendee. Is that okay?

Please bring along a print out of your ticket if the registration does not match the attendee, or contact hello@makecic.org to have them change the ticket so it contains your name.


September 17, 2023
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Make Hamilton
2 Cleveland Street
Birkenhead, CH41 6ND United Kingdom
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0151 601 8665