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Beers

Jo C's Norfolk Ale Firkin

Our delicious selection of refreshing beers are made using local ingredients include Norfolk Kiwi, Bitter Old Bustard, Knot Just Another IPA and Stout Robin.

Our range of Jo C’s ales are available in a selection of sizes for a variety of uses:
– 72 Pint Firkins
– 5 Litre Cask Conditioned Mini Casks and
– 500ml Filtered Bottles

For more information on our beers, please contact us.

Please download our allergen information sheet.

Norfolk Kiwi

Awards

CHAMPION BEER OF EAST ANGLIA 2016

Gold Awards
CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2015
CAMRA Peterborough Beer Festival 2014
CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2014

Bronze Awards
CAMRA BRONZE AWARD – Bitters Category
Bronze Bitter CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2011

3.8% ABV

Tasting Notes

Norfolk Kiwi was the first beer to be brewed by Jo C’s Norfolk Ale.

An easy-drinking session bitter, it’s made using the finest locally-grown Maris Otter barley and wheat, giving it a golden straw colour.

This is blended with generous helpings of English and New Zealand hops to give it that unique Kiwi flavour and aroma.

Norfolk Kiwi is available in firkins, bottles and five-litre Mini Casks.
Please contact us for details.

What’s in a name?

‘Norfolk Kiwi’ was named after Jo’s husband and Norfolk hotelier, Chris Coubrough, a native of New Zealand, who can often be seen sporting the quintessential Kiwi attire of green swanndry and gumboots while driving around in a ‘ute’ full of wood.

If you come across him and communication occurs, don’t be confused by his pronunciation of ‘e’s as ‘i’s! Having lived in the UK for more than 20 years, for the most part in north Norfolk, he has a list of ambitions he wishes to achieve in order to become a true English gent! These include seeing an Englishman score an unbeaten 100 at Lords, watching the French get beaten at Twickenham and such like. So this one goes to you Chris, cheers!

Allergen advice

Contains Malted Barley, malted Wheat (Gluten)

Bitter Old Bustard

Awards

Silver Awards
CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2015

Bronze Awards
CAMRA Norwich Beer Festival 2012

4.3% ABV

Tasting Notes

Bitter Old Bustard was the second beer to be created and brewed in Jo C’s Norfolk Ale brewery.

This russet coloured ale carries warm nutty biscuit flavours coming through a smooth malt body.

Bitter old Bustard is given a delicious hoppy balance with three of England’s finest varieties.

Bitter Old Bustard is available in firkins, bottles and 5 litre Mini Casks.
Please contact us for details.

What’s in a name?

‘Bitter Old Bustard’ is named after the Great Bustard (Otis tarda). The name Otis is Greek for ear, as in ear of wheat or barely. Each spring male Great Bustards grow whiskers which closely resemble the ears of wheat. The Latin word tarda means slow. The Great Bustard became extinct in the UK in 1832 but was recently reintroduced to Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire.

Allergen advice

Contains Malted Barley, malted Wheat (Gluten)

Knot Just Another IPA

Awards

Beer of the Festival
CAMRA Huntingdonshire
Booze on the Ouse 2014

5.0% ABV

Tasting Notes

A golden, hoppy, true-to-style IPA, brewed using Norfolk-grown Maris Otter barley with a good blast of British Bodicea hops to provide a flavoursome finish.

Whats in a name?

The Knot (latin name Calidris Canuta) is a wading bird which can be found in muddy estuaries around the coast after it returns from its Arctic breeding grounds. These stocky, short legged birds often form large wheeling flocks that can contain more than 100,000 birds.

Knot Just Another IPA is available in firkins, bottles and 5 litre Mini Casks.
Please contact us for details.

Allergen advice

Contains Malted Barley, malted Wheat (Gluten)

Stout Robin

4.6% ABV

Tasting Notes

Stout Robin is a traditional full-bodied dark stout brewed with a rich blend of roasted malts and English hops to give a balanced blend of bitterness and spicy berry aroma.

Stout Robin is available in firkins and bottles.
Please contact us for details.

Whats in a name?

‘Stout Robin’ is named after the little Robin who sits on the red brick wall outside the farm estate office door!  The Robin was voted the UKs’ favourite bird and is aggressively territorial. Originally the word stout meant “proud” or “brave”, it was then later used to describe beer as “strong”.

Allergen advice

Contains Malted Barley (Gluten)