Yarmouth ale comes third in contest

A GREAT Yarmouth ale finished third in a contest for Norfolk's best winter brews.The Yarmouth brew Winklepicker by Norfolk Square competed in the tournament hosted by The Real Ale Shop at Branthill Farm, near Wells.

A GREAT Yarmouth ale finished third in a contest for Norfolk's best winter brews.

The Yarmouth brew Winklepicker by Norfolk Square competed in the tournament hosted by The Real Ale Shop at Branthill Farm, near Wells.

Eight of the county's brewers entered the competition, which was won by Winter Spice from the Grain Brewery of Alburgh, near Harleston.

Winklepicker was described as a “warming winter ale with hints of chocolate and vanilla.”


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The judges, who included Nick Dolan from Real Ale.com and Oli Franzen from the EDP, found it difficult to come to a final decision between some really cracking good ales.

Teddy Maufe of The Real Ale Shop said: “The fact that all the entrants use malt from Branthill Farm malting barley where The Real Ale Shop is located is testimony to the fact that North Norfolk has a great heritage of growing the finest malting barley for ales, stretching literally over centuries.”

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