North Norfolk brewer Moon Gazer is celebrating after its White Face premium pale ale was named the top cask beer in Norfolk by the local branches of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
It is described in the Good Beer Guide as being: “Full bodied, with a rich tropical fruit aroma. Oranges in the taste mix well with a piquant hoppy bitterness.” The beer was praised by the judges from CAMRA’s Norfolk tasting panel.
“We have 47 Norfolk breweries producing almost 400 regular beers,” said panel chair Alan Edwards. “To win this award is a tremendous achievement and well deserved. The beer has won several CAMRA awards and is named, as several Moon Gazer beers are, after alternative names for hares.”
He added: “The pub and brewing industry are under severe pressure, and CAMRA is committed to supporting pubs and breweries. One of the purposes of these awards is to make everyone aware of the tremendous variety and quality of beers available. We urge everyone to seek out these award-winning brews, and others besides, both for their own enjoyment and to support our local breweries and pubs.”
Second overall in the judging was Little Sharpie, a 3.8% ABV bitter from the Humpty Dumpty Brewery, in Reedham. Th beer is named after a class of locomotive on the Great Eastern Railway.
Blackberry Porter (4% ABV), from the S&P Brewery, of Horsford, and Fusioneer, a 3.6% ABV mild from Mr Winter’s, of Norwich, were judged joint overall third.
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