Humpty Dumpty are brewing their 500th brew and to mark the occasion it’s a special 5% ABV beer called Big Sharpie. It was sitting in these vessels when the photo was taken:
Humpty Dumpty brewery is located in Reedham, a village about half way between Norwich and Great Yarmouth, and began brewing in 1998 in premises behind the Railway Tavern (now closed and turned into Flats) before moving to their current home near Pettitts Animal Adventure Park. The Brewery shop sells a range of Humpty Dumpty beers, along with others from around the world – we picked up some Anchor Liberty, Brooklyn Chocolate Stout and Odell 5 Barrel Pale Ale as well as Humpty Dumpty’s own Double W IPA (formerly called Wherryman’s Way IPA until another local brewery objected), Cheltenham Flyer amber ale and some Little Sharpie straight from the cask.
They plan to have a move around at the premises soon with the brewery expanding and the shop moving across the yard.
When we visited, the nearby Lord Nelson was holding a beer festival so we sat by the river Yare with halves of Nord Antlantic and Reedham Gold, a special originally brewed for the 2011 Norwich Beer Festival.
And the voices of fishermen in an old pub
where a hand pours a White Shield Worthington
as clear as a bell and without a hint of mud
(from Reedham Marshes by Edwin Brock)