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5th March 2019

Member event: Malt seminar, 24 May, Norfolk

Malt – Past, Present & Future

Open to members of the Guild and the Brewery History Society

Provisional Programme and Timings

8.45 am meet Norwich station – head to countryside by minibus

  • Maris Otter mother field, a secret plot in the wilds of North Norfolk
  • Crisp Maltings – traditional floor maltings and brand new speciality malting facility, the first of its kind in Britain
  • 12 noon back to Norwich pub or brewery by minibus for lunch and talks
  • Malt, wort and beer tasting: Colin Johnston, Crisp
  • Lunch – including breads with malted ingredients
  • Excavating the oldest known malthouse in Britain, dating to around AD 800 – and what it indicates about brewing practices at the time: Dr Neil Faulkner (Time Team, Timewatch)
  • Developing new barley varieties: TBC
  • Malt and Sustainability: TBC
  • You can join the event for morning, lunch and or afternoon sessions. Tickets, regardless of whether you attend one or both sessions are £15 and include lunch at the venue in Norwich.
  • 4.30 pm finish.

To reserve your place on this event or if you have any questions,  please email

City of Ale organisers kindly invite you to join their launch party Thursday 23 May. It will be opened by Roger Protz. Please contact to reserve your place.