Norfolk brewery ‘sees double’ gold at Euro awards

A top Norfolk brewery has won big at a European beer competition – including a prestigious double gold medal for one of its favourite ales. 

Woodforde’s Nelson’s – named in honour of Norfolk’s most famous son – was crowned a double gold medal winner at this year’s European Beer Challenge held in London.

The annual challenge celebrates the best beers from across the continent, including some of the biggest and most recognisable beers on the planet.

The popular Wherry amber ale was also named a gold winner, while its Albion stout took home a silver medal from the judges.

Bruce Ash, Brewing Manager at Woodforde’s, said: “All of us at Woodforde’s are thrilled to have won such prestigious awards – especially the coveted double gold medal.

“Both Nelson’s and Wherry are synonymous with Norfolk, so it is great to see them receive international recognition once again.

“These are exciting times for the brewery and we’re looking forward to getting our hands on more awards in the future.”

Woodforde’s has won more than 130 awards in its 42-year history, including two Champion Beer of Britain medals for its Wherry and Nog ales.

CEO Joe Parks added: “It is brilliant to once again put Norfolk on the map as the home of great beer!”

“We are famed for our Maris Otter barley for a reason – and that’s for it being the key ingredient for the perfect pint.

“These awards are a testament to our fantastic brewing team who continue earn us international recognition year after year.

“We wouldn’t be where we are today were it not for their passion for our craft and county.”

Bottles and mini kegs of Wherry, Albion and Nelson’s can be purchased alongside Woodforde’s full range of multi-award-winning beers at

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