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2016 CAMRA Awards

awards

Broadland Sunrise picked up the GOLD for best bitter (cask) at the Norwich and Norfolk Camra awards this year. It also picked up SILVER in the overall category with Honey Cat (from the Fatcat Brewery) pipping it to the top spot, well done to them.
Our Bottled Porter also picked up A Silver in the bottled Stout and Porter category.

Charity Cheque

On Tuesday 12th January 2016 representatives from the brewery met with representatives from our local First Responders and Reedham Parish Council.

This was  two-fold event, with the unveiling of the new Defibrillator and cabinet at the village hall – funded by Grants from the Parish Council, the First Responders and the Village Hall Association and the presentation of the Humpty Dumpty cheque to the First Responders from our fund raising in 2015.

In total the brewery presented £1350, of which £1200 was raised at our open weekend in December and the other £150 was given by our local CAMRA (Norwich and Norfolk) on holding their branch meeting at the brewery in September.

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Cheque and Defibrillator Presentation

Back (left to Right)
Lesley George (Brewery) Margaret Ditcham (First Responders) David Hale (Parish Council, Chairman) Mary Anne Fermoy (Brewery)

Front Kneeling (Left to Right)
David Breeze (First Responders, Parish Council) Roger Ditcham (First Responder)

 

Re-Branding

Noticed the change on our page header? It’s part of our new brand look. New bottle labels, new pump clips, new media – a whole new look……
Keep your eye out for the changes as we roll them out over the next month or so, here, on social media (Facebook / Twitter) and at all good outlets supplying Humpty Dumpty Beers.

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02/09
Facebook and Twitter pages now updated with new cover photos and logos…

New outside signs all in place 🙂

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Have you seen Humpty?

Just for fun, have you seen a Humpty Dumpty Beer somewhere unusual or unexpected or maybe something named Humpty Dumpty. Send a photo to us,  via email to the webmaster, and we might just add it to this blog (do please keep it safe for work). Here are a couple to get us started….

bistro

This one is from Gareth Potter, The Humpty Dumpty tea room in Bruges, Belgium.

japanese humpty

And here’s a well traveled Swallowtail, that’s Fukuoka Castle, Japan, in the background. Thanks to Stephen Case for that one…

Beer of the Festival – Cambridge

Our “special” as produced on request by the organisers of the 42nd Cambridge Beer Festival has been voted Beer of the Festival by the public. Our thanks to them for enjoying it and voting.
What was it? PanGalactic GargleBlaster……

And before you ask, sorry – it was a one off special and won’t be available to our general market. The good news though, if you can make it along, is that it will be one of our specials at our own festival – The Reedham Beer Festival 2015.

City of Ale Collaboration Charity Beer

On the 30th April 2015 brewers from Golden Triangle (Kevin), Grain (Phil), Humpty Dumpty (Ian and Tom), Panther (Martin) and S&P (Andy and Tom) all descended upon Grain Breweries site in order to brew a collaboration beer.
The reason for this? It is this year the fifth year of the Norwich City of Ale Festival and it was decided that five breweries would get together to brew a special beer using five different types of grain (all very kindly donated by Crisps Maltings) and five different types of hop and that this beer would be sold around the pubs in Norwich over the festival with 50 pence per pint to go to charity – The Hamlet Center Trust in Norwich, which supports children and young adults with disabilities. The beer has been given the name Wymer’s Gold, selected by a panel of judges following a competition. It was chosen in recognition of trust founders Jack and Margaret Wymer.
Also along for the brew were Caz Jones (city of ale banner designer), who brought along the pumpclip which she had designed and Pauline Morgan, CEO of the Hamlet Centre Trust.
Here’s the film report from Mustard TV.

Golden Triangle Brewery
Grain Brewery
Panther Brewery
S&P Brewery
City of Ale
Hamlet Center Trust
Crisp Malting

 

New awards for Red Mill

Norwich and Norfolk CAMRA recently awarded this years awards for real ales in a bottle and we are pleased to report that our Red Mill picked up two prizes.
Gold in the bitter Category
Bronze in the overall competition.

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New Shop – New Offices – New Website

Just like it says……

The building project is all about finished (a few finishing touches to go) but we have now moved into our new offices and, more importantly for our customers, our new shop. Lots of goodies including our real ales in a bottle as produced on site, Humpty Dumpty branded merchandise, Norfolk ciders, country wines and other fine local products all in nice shiny and modern new shop surrounds…

Oh, and the new website – but if you’re reading this you know that 😉