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27th September 2012

Three Beers, Four Awards, One Brewery!

Following on from the ‘Pride of Norfolk’ award at the Norfolk Food and Drink Awards, Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales is delighted to have won four prestigious accolades for three of its beers at the annual Society of Independent Brewers Awards (SIBA), judged by fellow brewers and industry experts.

Flagship ale Wherry (3.8%) scooped two accolades, winning Silver for Best Bottled Bitter (up to 4.9%) and Bronze for Best Standard Bitter.

Popular tipple Nelson’s Revenge (4.5%) won Bronze for Best Premium Bitter and Norfolk Nog (4.6%) took Bronze in the Bottled Porters, Milds, Old Ales and Stouts category.

Woodforde’s Brewery Manager Bruce Ash collected the awards saying: “We are extremely proud of our beers but it’s fantastic that our industry peers think as highly of our ales as we do.  Almost half the beers in the Woodforde’s portfolio walked away with an award, which is testament to the variety and consistent quality of our beers”.

The competition took place on 19th September 2012 at Elgood’s Brewery Wisbech







Woodforde’s Beers


Wherry (ABV 3.8%) – Style: Bitter Fresh and zesty with crisp floral flavours.


Sundew (ABV 4.1%) – Style: Golden Subtle and refreshing.


Nelson’s Revenge (ABV 4.5%) – Style: Special Bitter Rich and floral aromas.                                          

Admiral’s Reserve (ABV 5%) – Style: Strong Ale Sweet fruit flavour, with a dark chestnut-coloured beer.


Mardler’s (ABV 3.5%) – Style: Mild Gentle and delicate beer, an ideal appetiser.


Norfolk Nog (ABV 4.6%) – Style: Old Ale Smooth, rich and rounded ‘Old Ale’ with hints of chocolate, treacle and liquorice.


Once Bittern (ABV 4%) – Style: Pale Ale with a distinctive aroma of rich spice and citrus fruit.


Woodforde’s Headcracker (ABV 7%) – Style: Golden barley wine Pale but strong and full-bodied.

Wherry – CAMRA ‘Supreme Champion Beer of Britain’ 1996, and ‘Champion Bitter of Britain’ 2005

Norfolk Nog – CAMRA ‘Supreme Champion Beer of Britain’ 1992

Headcracker – CAMRA ‘Champion Barley Wine of Britain’ 1993, 1994, and 2003

Nelson’s Revenge – ‘Brewing Industry International Awards Cask-conditioned Best Bitter’ (Silver) in 2005



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