Saturday, 4 April 2015

Humpty Dumpty Brewery and Slow Food

Slow Food Norwich members work in many different fields of business across the County of Norfolk, several are in food related jobs as well as others who are members because of their love of good local clean food and among our many members are Steve and Lesley from Humpty Dumpty Brewery  who first joined the Norwich Convivium in 2011.
Steve has been a supporter of Slow Food for many years and the brewery fits perfectly the type of small artisan business and producers that Slow food in Norwich and Anglia actively promote and support.
The Brewery was named after a class of steam locomotives who ran on lines in Norfolk in the early twentieth century and is now a well established micro brewery providing beers to discerning customers and pubs throughout Norfolk and also further afield in the UK.
Humpty Dumpty Brewery has a large range of fine ales available and they have many awards over the past few years including Champion Beer of Norfolk in 2010 and Champion Bottled Beer of Norfolk in 2013, it also organises the annual Reedham beer festival as well as being an active member in Norwich City of Ale event.



The Brewery has slowly grown in size over the past few years and now has a new shop at its site in Reedham where it has a full range of bottled beers and also clothes including T shirts and Polo shirts sporting the Humpty Dumpty brand name.
There is also the chance to taste some of the beers on the special tours and visits which are held at the Brewery and which have proved very popular with the public. They even can lay on fish and chip suppers for guests at some of their tasting events if required!




As well as running the Brewery near Reedham just outside Norwich they also now run the Kings Head pub in the centre of the city of Norwich.
The King’s Head is a haven for real ale lovers, dedicated to serving local cask-conditioned ales in excellent condition and is located on Magdalen Street, with its eclectic collection of vintage and antique shops, speciality grocers and restaurants.
The pub does not serve any draught keg beers or lagers, only an ever changing selection of up to 18 cask ales and real ciders, with mild and dark beers always available.  A range of bottled international beers, wines and spirits is also on offer together and great bar snacks are available, but no hot food. The Kings Head pub was built in the 1600s, though it now has a Victorian facade and is Grade II listed. 
Inside there is no music, no television, no fruit machines, just a quiet pub with lively conversation and an excellent range of beers.





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