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31st May 2019

Successful malt study tour in Norfolk

Delegates listen to Banham's in Maris Otter 'mother field'

A group of 20+ members of the Guild and the Brewery History Society visited Norfolk for a study tour and seminar on malt. The day started with a tour of the Crisp maltings plant in Great Ryburgh, and a trip to the Maris Otter mother field – in a secret location in North Norfolk – before returning to the Georgian Townhouse in Norwich, where several malt experts delivered fascinating presentations, including tastings of worts, a beer made from the recently-restored Chevallier malt and a ‘medieval’ brew, created from an excavation of the oldest known malthouse in Britain.

The Guild is grateful to all the companies who made this successful seminar possible by giving their time, financial support or beer: Crisp, H Banham (Maris Otter Saviours), Greene King, John Innes Centre, New Heritage Barley, The Georgian Townhouse.

Guild and Brewery History Society member Martyn Cornell’s report on the day can be viewed on his Zythophile website