We’re very pleased to be part of the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival as it comes to Norwich for the first time. As they were looking for brewery bars we decided to launch a Maris Otter bar along with David Holliday from The Norfolk Brewhouse. David worked with us on the successful Maris Otter 50 Beer festival back in 2015. This time we will have up to 10 beers on tap, from David’s Moongazer range (some current, some new), new beers from Crisp Malt, Muntons Malt and Bairds Malt (brewing with Nene Valley Brewery) as well as all these we will be joined by one of our foreign favourites from Maris Otter 50, Cerveza Dougall’s.  Come and see us during the festival and see what great beers we have. The festival is open to the public from 12 noon until 10.30pm 22nd-25th February, with a CAMRA members only session on Tuesday 21st from 5-30pm-10.30pm. But you can join on the door. There is also a session for genuine trade & press guests before that on the 21st from 3pm – 5.30pm.  Get tickets here. See https://nwaf.org.uk/whats-on/trade-sessions for Ts & Cs.

For further festival details see https://nwaf.org.uk/ 

We have some great beers to serve you. Here is what will have to offer:


Baird Malt, Nene Valley Brewery  – Juniper Rye Ale 4.8% abv
NEW A juniper rye beer using rye and Maris Otter barley. Brewed by Nene Valley Brewery of Oundle using Baird Maltings malt.

Cerveza Dougalls – Invierno 7.5% abv
WORLD BEER SPANISH IMPORT – An English style winter ale but brewed in Spain. The ale uses British Maris Otter malt plus, Crystal, Brown and Chocolate Malt while the hops Magnum and Palisade provide a pleasant bitterness and flavour.

Maris Norfolk Gold 4.0% abv
NEW A fruity golden ale using Maris Otter Extra Pale from Crisp Malt – heavily dry hoped with USA hops, as blended by Norfolk Brewhouse’s new Head Brewer. A fresh citrus aroma with subtle spicy undertones.

Moon Gazer Chocolate Orange Stout 4.5% abv
NEW Brewed with Maris otter and 8 other malts this rich, complex stout offers a robust roasted, liquorice  bitterness while the addition of cocoa powder, marmalade and orange peel add a subtle smoothness and after taste.

Moon Gazer Five Candles 5% abv
NEW  A commemorative amber ale marking the 5th anniversary of The Norfolk Brewhouse. A fruity ale with a blend of 5 malts and 5 hops. Maris Otter is the main malt. The hops are; Cascade, Goldings, Mount Hood, Motueka and Chinook.

Moon Gazer Winter Porter 4.5% abv
A smooth, dark ale, lightly smoked and infused with orange and coriander. Using five malts, including an oak smoked wheat malt to add that hint of smokiness.

Moon Gazer Golden Ale 4% abv
This golden ale has a fresh citrus aroma and well-hopped character, with fruit and hop flavours carrying through to the refreshing, crisp, dry finish.

Moon Gazer Gold IPA 5% abv
This well hopped IPA combines USA and UK hops to deliver a fruity IPA which builds in bitterness leading to a crisp, dry finish.

Muntons Malt – Lime Saison  tbc abv
NEW Maris Otter Lime Saison is light and crisp with a dry edge. Saison yeast provides a spicy, farmhouse style of beer, which is complemented with fresh lime. The beer is lightly hopped with low bitterness allowing for the fresh flavours to shine through.