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A Taste of Norada…

Norfolk’s leading brewery, Woodforde’s, has done it again with a fantastic new guest ale now added to its already hugely popular range of cask conditioned and bottled beers.

The ale in question is Norada, an American style IPA which is interestingly named after one of the three surviving wherry yachts built by Ernest Collins of Wroxham, right in the heart of the Norfolk Broads.


The beer is described as a “full-flavoured triple-hopped American IPA [which] combines crisp and zesty citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with the exotic sweetness of mango and papaya.” We can thank Head Brewer Belinda Jennings for coming up with this delicious blend of flavours. She may have only joined Woodforde’s in September last year but she’s made quite a stir with various other new recipes including Reedlighter, an American-style pale ale and a limited edition Grrrl Grey IPA for the ‘Fem.Ale’ Festival, which took place at The Plasterers earlier in June.


Woodforde’s is renowned for using only the highest quality ingredients as well as local malting barley to produce beers of an excellent standard; in fact they’ve won numerous awards for their brewing and their flagship Wherry ale is a firm favourite all over the county. If you fancy seeing, first-hand, how their beers are made then make sure you book a brewery tour at their premises in Woodbastwick, just a stone’s throw away from the amazing Norfolk Broads and a guaranteed great day out for any beer lover!

Norada (4.3%) will be available in cask, keg and 330ml bottle (bottle-conditioned) throughout July and August, so get a taste of this limited-edition beer whilst you can!