A pair of brewers from Norfolk have reached their crowdfunding total, meaning their new brewery which use berries and fruit foraged from fields and hedgerows to flavour its beer.
Mike Deal and Mark Goodman are launching Wildcraft Brewery, using the £20,000 they raised to convert a barn in Hevingham into their base of operations.
Wildcraft will be one of the only breweries in Norfolk that will use only locally grown and foraged ingredients in all of their beers.
All the products they create will also be vegan and suitable for those with coeliac disease. Customers can also have their say in the style of beers that are being produced, and have the chance to experience “brew days” where people can brew their own flavours in conjunction with Wildcraft.
Alongside all of this, the brewery is aiming to be carbon neutral within five years, with all energy created being green renewable.
The brewery hosted its first tasting session last month to test their beers on over 200 people in Norwich, the UK’s “City of Ale”, and the feedback was extremely positive, with people really getting behind the Wildcraft philosophy.
Speaking of the venture, Mike Deal said: “We are determined to keep the philosophy of using as many foraged ingredients as possible. “Those we can’t get through foraging will be sourced from local suppliers and growers.”
Next time you visit one of our holiday parks, Norfolk, make sure you keep an eye out for Wildcraft beer and spirits, to experience a little piece of Norfolk for yourself!
If you want to take a look at the beers for yourself, as well as the range of spirits being produced by Wildcraft, head over to their website - http://wildcraftbrewery.co.uk/.