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Meet The Brewers

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Broadland Brewery, Woodbastwick, Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 6SW

Web: www.woodfordes.co.uk
Email: info@woodfordes.co.uk

Tel: 01603 720353    Shop: 01603 722218
Fax: 01603 721806

About Woodforde's

Woodforde's is found in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. They were established in 1981 when they produced their first commercial ale, Wherry Bitter, at their first brewery in Drayton near Norwich.

The brewery was named after Parson Woodforde who was an eighteenth century clergyman and diarist. After two years brewing from a modern unit in Drayton, Woodforde's moved to a converted stable block behind The Spread Eagle in Erpingham which had once been the home of John Browne's Brewery back in the 1830s.

Woodforde's can boast a number of awards for their beers and now run The Fur & Feather Inn, Woodbastick and The swan Inn at Ingham.

Woodforde's Beers

Woodforde's brew a number of regular beers

Woodforde's Wherry Bitter 3.8% abv

Wherry Bitter
Bitter 3.8% abv

Wherry has won a number of awards over 1990s and 2000s. It is a bitter is both fresh with crisp, zesty floral flavours. A backnote of sweet malt flavour and a hoppy, grapefruit finish characterises this great session bitter.

Woodforde's Once Bittern Copper Ale 4% abv

Once Bittern
Copper 4% abv

Once Bittern is a copper coloured bitter with a complex aroma of citrus fruit and rich spices along with sweet malt and fruit flavour, and a dry finish. A wonderful ale that is suited to early Summer days.

Woodforde's Mardler's Mild 3.5% abv

Mardler's Mild
Mild 3.5% abv

Mardler's Mild is a traditional East Anglian Mild with delicate and gentle roasted malts which along with a low hopping rate make this a mild that has been recognised by winning Champion Mild of Britain 1993.

Sundew Golden Ale 4.1% abv

Golden 4.1% abv

Sundew is a pale golden ale which is not only light in colour but also on the palate. It has a distinctive hoppy finish and is deliciously golden and refreshing another perfect beer for those who like light and golden beers.

Nelson's Revenge Best Bitter 4.5% abv

Nelson's Revenge
Best 4.5% abv

Nelson's Revenge is a special best bitter rich in floral aromas and sweet with Norfolk malts which bursts with citrus hops embodying this mouth watering premium beer.

Admiral's Reserve Strong Ale 5% abv

Admiral's Reserve
Strong 5% abv

Admiral's Reserve is a solid and generous beer with plenty of sweet, fruit flavour which creates a complex and satisfying chestnut coloured beer which is dangerously drinkable!

Woodfordes Headcracker Barley Wine 7% abv

Barley Wine 7% abv

Headcracker is a pale but strong and full bodied barley wine which has an intricate combination of plum and damson flavours balanced by loads of citrus hopping.

Woodforde's Nog Old Ale 4.6 abv

Norfolk Nog
Old Ale 4.6% abv

Norfolk Nog is an Old Ale which is smooth and rich with a lovely velvety texture with hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice. Champion Beer of Britain in 1992.