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.
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
City of Ale
Hamlet Center Trust
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.
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 😉
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.