Our Humpty Dumpty Porter has been named a Brewing Britain Perfect Pint, in a new book by Andy Hamilton entitled Brewing Britain: The Quest for the Perfect Pint.
Cheers Andy, a really thorough book definitely one for the Christmas stocking!
http://www.theotherandyhamilton.com/ find him on Twitter @AndyRHamilton
Our new beer Red Mill, a 4.3% red ale has been awarded a Silver Medal in the Best Bitter category at the 2013 Norwich Beer Festival where it was branded as “Festival Special”.
A big thank you to all of you at the festival who voted for our Red Mill. The second brew of which will be available next week (11th November).
We are very please to have collected our certificate from the Norwich Beer Festival last week for our Little Sharpie 3.8%, which has been awarded the 2013 Norfolk Beer of the Year in the Bitter Category.
Upper left, landlord Mick Lee receives the delivery of the firkin containing the millionth pint from our drayman Jason Clark. Upper right, Caron and Mick Lee with Stephen and Jimmy from the brewery. Lower left, Mick pulls the millionth pint. Lower right, Lara Bolen raising a toast with the lucky pint.
We are pleased to announce that the one millionth pint of Humpty Dumpty Brewery ale was sold last night at the Blue Lion in North Pickenham, Norfolk. Lucky customer Lara Bolen ordered the pint of Reedcutter about 9PM from landlord Mick Lee and was greeted by Lesley, Stephen and Jimmy from the brewery. Lara received a “Brewer’s Selection” mixed case of Humpty Dumpty beers and a rugby shirt for buying the millionth pint. She said that she was a fan of our beers and was delighted to win the prize, which included a bottle of her favourite, Bad Egg.
We worked out the millionth pint on the basis of our duty records going back to the start of our current partnership operation in September 2006. We’ve had a countdown in the brewery for the past few weeks and finally reached the milestone early last week when Mick ordered the designated firkin of Reedcutter. Although the Blue Lion’s buying our millionth pint was completely by chance, Mick pointed out that he has been one of our oldest and most regular customers. He checked his records and found that he had our 57th invoice back in late 2006 and had ordered a firkin of Reedcutter on that occasion as well.
We were delighted to spend the evening participating in the pub quiz in the friendly company of Mick and Caron and the customers at the Blue Lion, and we’re very pleased that the millionth pint went to Lara.
Work is finally underway on our empty outbuildings, if all goes to plan we should be moving into the new offices and shop in time for the shop re-opening for Easter.
Here’s the first batch of photos, shop ceiling nearly finished, most of the windows fitted and other work progressing well.
I’ll update as we move along with the project.
A week on and most of the rooms now have ceilings and door holes (yes I do mean holes – they have been cut through and now await frames), seems to be a delivery of some type of building product everyday.
The Builders (Keith and Fred of Reedham building company) are hard at it today. Roof insulation is in and Dry lining is going up throughout the build ready for plastering.
Plastering well underway and the outside cladding started, starting to look like a real building – expecting the flooring to be delivered today.