Independent Norfolk craft brewery Duration Brewing has announced they will host an Oktoberfest Celebration to launch Tap Nights the brewery taprooms winter setting. Following a successful summer of Tap Days at Duration, Tap Nights will see guests head inside kicking off with an Oktoberfest Celebration to mark the end of Harvest over at Abbey Farm with some very special beers.
Guests are invited to the heart of Duration’s Bavarian-made brewhouse between 4-8pm on Fri 1st Oct and Sat 2nd Oct over in West Acre, Kings Lynn.
6 special lines will pour including a Traditional Marzen called Harvest Bier that has been brewed especially for the occasion.
Tickets will go on sale from midday on Friday 10th Sept via the brewery’s website SHOP.DURATIONBEER.COM
Tickets cost £12 per person and include entry, a keepsake tankard, first pint, and a giant pretzel.
Bringing a taste of Bavaria to Norfolk Duration will offer a traditional German food menu including Bratwurst, Pickles, Kartoffeln, and lots of Mustard. The menu has been created especially for the occasion by Fanny Adam’s Catering, known across Norfolk for their world street food van.
Expect a warm founders welcome, Bavarian folk music, decorations, good food, and good beer with the launch of several Duration Oktoberfest specials.
Duration’s Oktoberfest range includes Harvest Bier a 5.5% Marzen, Doses a 5.1% German Pilsner, Remember When The Pub a 7.1% West Coast IPA and Fly In Your Dreams a 5.5% Blackberry Saison brewed with wild blackberry and mugwort foraged from the hedgerows surrounding the brewhouse by Durations own local customers.
Duration Oktoberfest Tap Night Launch Tap List
Harvest Bier – 5.5% Marzen
Cuttin’ Grass – 4.5% Italian Pilsner
Doses – 5.1% German Pilsner
Fly In Your Dreams – 5.5% Blackberry Saison
Remember When The Pub – 7.1% West Coast IPA
Turtles All The Way Down – 5.5% American Pale
Head Brewer Derek Bates says: “Oktoberfest is the Bavarian celebration of Harvest and with a new farmhouse brewery finally here and lagers being some of my favourite beers to drink I have a lot to celebrate. We’ve brewed 3 lagers for the event along with 2 beers that really celebrate the fields and the crops that are grown right here on Abbey Farm”
Bates continues “We have a lot to celebrate this harvest, new staff, loyal customers and a kit expansion and I would to like to raise a special glass to British farmers and our very own Crisp Matings. Seeing next years barley come off the fields this year felt extra poignant after so much time apart and it’s time to celebrate togetherness and brewings agricultural connection”.
Co-Founder Miranda Hudson remarks “We have so much respect for German beers, our brewhouse was made in Bavaria where time-honoured traditions and innovations have honed and preserved a beer category that we often overlook as craft brewers. Lagers are crisp, clean, and delicious but they are also just so varied. It’s time to look again at lager and rediscover a style tragically commodified by macro brewers”.
Miranda continues “Oktoberfest also gives us the opportunity to mark the seasons change – our alfresco Tap Days launched in April 2021 will head inside and shorten to Tap Nights 4-8pm every Friday and Saturday over in the barrel store”
Ben Haynes Head of Sales adds “We are thankful we have such great friends in both our brewing community and our local community. Both came together for us as a new busines when the pubs and on trade closed for much of 2020. A local grant meant we could build an alfresco taproom along with building a special event bar for festivals. The bar is beautifully made with local sustainably grown chestnut and will be pouring an impressive line up of 6 beers brewed to mark Oktoberfest and launch Tap Nights. You can’t really get much more farm to glass then at a Harvest Festival on a farm in a Bavarian brewery can you?! And beer enjoyed at source, where it’s been made – it just tastes better in my opinion!”
Press release from Duration Brewing
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