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 natural, herbal and fruity ingredients that give a robust flavour hit with a creamy finish which satisfies the palate. Being unfined, the beer is also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

The ‘Indian Summer’ beer originated from a home brew made by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) member; James Tonkin. James was involved in a competition organised by the Anglian Craft Brewers group and won the chance to have his brew made on a larger scale. The competition ran first in May 2017, then this summer, with bottled homebrews submitted for judging to a CAMRA Tasting Panel. Winning beers were selected, and have been replicated and brewed by local breweries, with three available at St Andrews Hall this week at the beer festival.

Head of Marketing, Judi-mae Alderton adds “We have really enjoyed the opportunity to bring a beer to life from a homebrew recipe. The results are fantastic; this spicy, herbal wheat beer is unlike any other we’ve probably ever brewed. We hope that James gets to Norwich to enjoy it for himself!”

You’ll be able to find ‘Indian Summer’ soon in a limited number of pubs across East Anglia, as well as at the 41st Norwich Beer Festival held at The Halls in Norwich between Tuesday 23rd October and Saturday 27th October, whilst stocks last.