Blog2018-10-04T13:16:40+00:00

Extra Capacity Added at the Brewery

Neil Bain and the brewery team at Woodforde’s have been hard at work throughout 2018, brewing loads of delicious beer. As much as we love the brewery though, we were running out of space to store and ferment our beer. Fortunately, Neil and the team found a solution! In September and October, we took delivery of [...]

November 12th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Brewery enters new territory with refreshing Conquest lager

We're delighted to announce the addition of a lager to our line-up of award-winning beers. Called Conquest, the 4.5% beer is seriously refreshing and thirst-quenching. Conquest is the latest new Woodforde’s beer and signals the beginning of further planned innovation in response to emerging market trends and changes in drinkers' tastes. Our head brewer Neil Bain is [...]

October 31st, 2018|

Woodforde’s Brewery Reveal ‘Indian Summer’ Special Beer for the 41st Norwich Beer Festival

We're delighted to have teamed up with Norfolk & Norwich CAMRA to produce ‘Indian Summer’ – launching this week at the 41st Norwich Beer Festival. ‘Indian Summer’ is a spicy, unfined 5% ABV wheat beer, brewed with chamomile flowers, cardamom pods, orange peel and coriander seeds. Something very different for us, this beer provides a medley of [...]

October 24th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Launches Tinsel Toes and Tundra Specials

We're delighted to have launched two new seasonal beers – Tinsel Toes and Tundra. An annual and popular addition to our core range of beers, the seasonal brews will be available in pubs across the county from October through to Christmas and into the New Year, with Tundra available from October 1st and Tinsel Toes launching at [...]

October 4th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Scoops Gold and Bronze Double at Regional Beer Awards

We're delighted to have scooped another two awards to our extensive list of awards. We bagged gold and bronze awards for packaged beers at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) East Independent Beer Awards 2018. Nelson’s Revenge won gold in the Bottle/Can British Premium Beer (4.5%-6.4%) category. The 4.6% ABV brew is described as ‘a wholehearted harmony of [...]

October 1st, 2018|

Trio of brews hit Tesco shelves across Norfolk

We're delighted to have launched three of our most popular beers in Tesco stores across the county – and they are already proving a hit with shoppers. Wherry Best Bitter, Nelson’s Revenge Bitter and Bure Gold Ale are now being sold in 40 of the supermarket chain’s Norfolk stores. Available in 500ml bottles, the trio of brews are on [...]

September 24th, 2018|

Hand in Hand

Good food and beer go hand in hand. In fact, there is a growing trend for matching what you drink with your meal these days, be it gin taster, wine or of course beer. The fantastic flavours in beer come from one of the main ingredients in brewing, the hops. Hops come from the flower of the hop [...]

September 18th, 2018|

Wherry makes plastic bottle debut at Norwich City Football Club

Here at Woodforde's we have responded to Norwich City fans’ thirst for our popular Wherry Amber Ale by making it available in recyclable plastic bottles. The new 330ml bottles of Wherry made their debut at the Canaries’ home win against Middlesbrough on Saturday, September 15 and are now available at food service kiosks throughout the Carrow Road stadium. James Armitage, our commercial and [...]

September 17th, 2018|

The Dove Celebrates It’s 4000th Firkin During Woodforde’s Week

The Dove in Bury St Edmunds celebrated tapping it’s 4000th firkin of Woodforde’s beer on Wednesday 15th August. All customers that purchased a pint of Woodforde’s beer during the celebration event claimed a square on the prize board in the pub. Prizes included a trip to the Fur & Feather on the Norfolk Broads, a tour of the brewery, [...]

August 17th, 2018|

Wherry bags Bronze in International Beer Challenge 2018

We've added another award to our ever-growing list today with Wherry gaining the Bronze Award in the International Beer Challenge for 2018 in London. Wherry has previously won the Supreme Champion Beer of Britain award and is renowned for its mighty fresh, zesty flavours. The amber ale is described as having big floral aromas and contains sweet malts [...]

August 14th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Brewery scoop two prizes in CAMRA 2018 Beer of the Year awards

We're delighted to have added more awards to our collection as Mardler’s Mild wins Gold and Nelson’s Revenge wins Silver at the Norfolk and Norwich Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) 2018 Beer of the Year competition. Mardler’s was named as Gold winner in the mild category. The mild beer takes its name from the Norfolk dialect – [...]

August 9th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Brewery unveiled as Barclay Stand sponsors

Our distinctive branding on the Barclay Stand at Carrow Road, the home of Norwich City was unveiled today. Accompanying the Woodforde's team of James Hughes, James Armitage and Nick Dolan was Canaries legend Grant Holt and new signing Ben Marshall. James Hughes said: "We're absolutely delighted. It looks wonderful in the club colours and everything we wanted. [...]

August 2nd, 2018|

Pies with local produce and Woodforde’s beer created for Norfolk Day

Woodforde's are delighted to be working with Norwich charity OPEN Youth Trust (OPEN) who have created two Proudly Norfolk ale-based pies to celebrate Norfolk Day. First is the Norfolk Pie which is a mustard cold salt water crust, encasing lean cuts of locally reared pork loin and ham set in a clear light ale jelly, which is delicious with [...]

July 27th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Brewery named new Norwich City Football Club stand sponsor

Here at Woodforde’s, we’re very proud to announce a long-term stand sponsorship with Norwich City Football Club! The new partnership will see Norfolk-born legend Lord Nelson adorning the Barclay Stand at the club’s Carrow Road stadium and various other exciting embellishments to the inside of the lounges and concourses. From July 30, The Barclay stand will continue [...]

July 7th, 2018|

Break’s Birthday Brew Unveiled

It is a pint of beer that celebrates the best of Norfolk and supports a very worthy cause. And now it has been unveiled by Woodforde’s Brewery at the Royal Norfolk Show. The Break Birthday Brew was created to not only mark Norfolk Day on July 27, but to promote the East Anglian children’s charity, Break. It [...]

July 2nd, 2018|

Woodforde’s partner with M&S to produce exclusive lager

Real Ale, the specialist craft beer retailer, has been instrumental in the development of a range of own-label canned beers for M&S, set to launch this month. The line-up includes three beers and two ciders, which are part of the craft range, and a British lager, in advance of the football World Cup. For the past 11 years, [...]

April 6th, 2018|

Your chance to name limited edition Norfolk Day charity beer

If you have ever fancied naming a beer and having your name appear on the label, this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. Woodfordes Brewery in conjunction with local children’s charity Break and Norfolk Day have today launched a naming competition for one of the company’s newest brews. EDP readers are being asked to submit [...]

April 5th, 2018|

The Boy Is Back

Back as Head Brewer at Woodforde's Brewery in the Broads is Neil Bain who's looking forward to rolling up his sleeves and getting stuck in. He tells us his plans... I am thrilled to return to Woodforde’s once again, particularly with the new branding, the investment in the business and it's strong portfolio of beers. With a growing [...]

March 27th, 2018|

Woodforde’s Reedlighter Pancake Recipe

Woodforde's Reedlighter Pancake Recipe makes 25 pancakes 450 grams plainflour 1 x pinch of sea salt 70 grams of caster sugar 5 x eggs 450 ml of milk 450 ml of Woodforde's Reedlighter ale 50 grams of butter Add all of the ingredients together, keeping half the beer to the side and the butter Whisk together until perfectly [...]

February 13th, 2018|

Fancy a ghoulish brewery tour this halloween?

This year sees our first tailor-made Brewery Tour and pub meal package for visitors on Halloween, 31st October 2017.   For £25.00 per person, visitors will be guided around the Brewery where there will be several spooky surprises.  They will then be able to calm their nerves by sinking their teeth into a two-course meal served at the adjoining Fur and [...]

October 1st, 2017|

Woodforde’s sponsor Nelson & Norfolk Exhibition

We are delighted to be one of the headline sponsors for the Nelson and Norfolk Exhibition at Norwich Castle this year. Curator Ruth Battersby-Tooke and her team at the Castle have done an amazing job at displaying the artefacts that bring Admiral Lord Nelson back to life. It's an absolute must see this summer. The exhibition runs from [...]

September 1st, 2017|

Woodforde’s Launch New Brand

Woodforde’s Brewery, the award-winning Norfolk-based brewery, has announced today that it is rebranding by linking with the legacy of Norfolk’s favourite son, and one of Britain’s greatest military heroes, Admiral Lord Nelson. In the seventeen months since directors James Hughes and Nick Dolan took on the business, they have widened the reach, distribution and profile of Woodforde’s [...]

August 1st, 2017|
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