Brewery Bars2018

Is your favourite Brewery Bar going to be at the Great British Beer Festival Winter? Every year we invite breweries to come and serve you their great beers. Brewery Bars will be added to this page as and when they are confirmed.

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Previous years have included a Maris Otter Barley Bar, Norfolk Brewhouse, Lacons, Woodfordes and Green Jack. 2019 Brewery Bars have yet to be announced.

Maris Otter Bar

Championing a champion malt

Norfolk is home to the world’s premium malting barley – Maris Otter, with malt grown in the county exported to over 20 countries around the world.

The Norfolk Brewhouse has teamed up with H Banham Ltd – the guardian of the Maris Otter grain – to bring you a brewery bar allowing you to taste what makes Norfolk malt, its growers, maltsters and brewers so very special.

The new beers on offer, all brewed with Maris Otter, will include collaboration brews with growers and maltsters, as well as an imported ale to demonstrate the global appeal of the malt.

Moonshine Brewery

Moonshine Brewery has been established for nearly 15 years based in the Cambridge area and in that time we have won numerous national and regional awards.  Those of you who have seen our Chocolate Orange Stout at the Great British Beer Festival where it’s been a three-times finalist in the Speciality Beers Category will be familiar with the high standards that we strive to achieve.

Our beers are characterised by their clean, fresh taste which is thanks in no small part to the natural spring water that is used to make them. We brew all our beers by hand and in small batches, which means we are able to take the time required to bring out the best in the raw ingredients used.  Our core range of about beers numbers about six, ranging from citrus pale ales, through to best bitters and we rotate production of mild ale, porters and stouts throughout the year. We also produce special one-off beers in a wide variety of styles and strengths, and we are looking forward to showcasing a few of these at the forthcoming Great British Beer Festival Winter 2018. We very much look forward to chatting to beer lovers over a pint or two at our brewery bar in Norwich.

Lacons Brewery

Lacons Brewery is thrilled to be returning to the 2018 CAMRA Winter Beer Festival, showcasing a selection of our multi-award winning ales including our flagship Encore, noted as one of Roger Protz’s ‘Ten of the Best’ beers in the latest edition of CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide.

Established in 1760 within Great Yarmouth’s medieval walls, Lacons gained much acclaim for its beers and had a tied public house estate of over 400 outlets in East Anglia and London. Sadly, Lacons was unable to fend off a corporate buyout that almost closed the brewery forever during the late 1960’s.

Returning to brew in 2013 at the Falcon Brewery, we craft our ales using Lacons original yeasts that give us a unique link to our rich heritage. During this short time, we have been recognised with a half-century of awards including Overall Cask Champion at the International Brewing Awards – “The Oscars of Beer’ alongside numerous other regional, national and international honours.

Lacons ales are proudly still crafted by hand with the finest whole cone hops, sourced from around the world and Maris Otter malt from Norfolk.

Lacons. It’s about time.

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