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Champion Beer of Norfolk 2024

Lignum Vitae declared Champion Cask Beer of Norfolk 2024 by Norfolk CAMRA

We were still celebrating our wins at BeerX in Liverpool when we told of the news that Lignum Vitae had just been declared Champion Cask Beer of Norfolk for 2024 by Norfolk CAMRA. It’s a real honour, especially after 18 years of brewing, to know that we can still produce the good stuff.

Lignum is our 6.5% English IPA – lots of hops, lots of malt, lots of alcohol – which we’ve been brewing since around 2010. It started its life as Tamarind IPA, getting its name from the Tamarind tree and a ‘come up with the best name’ competition back in 2007/8. But after so many people confused it with the red tamarind sauce you get with your poppadoms (‘you can really taste the tamarind in that beer!’) we changed it. In fact we split it into two beers – Harvest Moon at 4.5% and India Pale Ale at 6.5%. We felt it deserved a proper name and Geoff came up with Lignum Vitae, along our woody and grainy theme of beers. For those who don’t know Lignum Vitae or ‘tree of life’ is the hardest type of wood known to man, so hard that they used it for policemans’ truncheons, bowling balls, and even ships propellors. I think it’s the only wood that doesn’t float, but you can prove me wrong on that.

Anyway, chuffed to bits.

 

Phil

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