Wild ales and fresh beers brewed from nature with purpose. Inspired by the creative solitude of our rural location Duration showcases how beautifully brewing and agriculture can exist in tandem. Beers that belong full of balanced nuanced flavour and tempo. Everyday fresh pale ales and crisp pilsners using local grains and crops. Wild ales developed at a slower pace inoculated with native cultures, aged in wood and blended to taste. Our efficient brewhouse delivers deliciously balanced small batches focused on quality and consistency. We strive to be a clean business. Read more on our Bedrock here.
We are an independent founder led farmhouse brewery in Norfolk. Bates, our South Carolinian Brewer, along with co-founder and Londoner Miranda, got busy converting a 16th century barn as the stunning destination to pour time and place into our beer. After two years of collaborative and nomadic releases, Duration, one of the UK’s most anticipated modern breweries released our first Norfolk brewed beers in December 2019. Read more on our Bedrock here.
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Everyday, agricultural, slow and spontaneous – all brewed with a sense of tempo and place. Signature and seasonal releases brewed in small rotational batches. Limited quantity releases of slow and spontaneous beer from our barrel store as they become available.
Our webshop offers beer delivery the next working day, place your orders by 12 noon.
You can buy our beer fresh and direct from the brewery (card only) at our Brewery Kiosks more info here.
Check out our full range in our beer library.
Trade customers please see our trade area.
We are also available in 100’s of independent bottle shops, beer bars and micro pubs all accustomed to looking after our product. We currently do not stock our beer in supermarkets.
We are a small team and when required we work from home, leaving only the brewers and warehouse manager on site. Thankfully none of this need affect your ability to purchase beer from us, which can happen via the webshop and tradeshop.
We are permitted to run a takeaway kiosk that is open to the public every Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 12-4pm adhering to strict guidelines for everyone’s safety.
We strongly recommend using our click & collect service at check out when ordering ahead on the webshop, however, walk ups are also permitted. One household inside, masks essential, card only.
Preferred Route to Market
We work with craft beer specialised regional wholesalers to get our beers to market listed below. Trade customers can buy Duration beer to sell via our regional wholesalers
Our preferred distributors have all our latest stock and deliver regularly and with no / minimal delivery charge. They understand our unpasteurized and unfiltered products need to be handled in a timely manner with care and refridgeration.
Formats: 30L steel Kegstars, 24 x 440ml Can, 12 x 375ml bottle
- Biercraft – London and South England
- Dam Tasty Beer – London and South East
- Dayla – London and South East
- Eebria Trade – Nationwide
- Jolly Good Beer – East Anglia Midlands London & South
- Nelson Sauvin – Northern Ireland
- Norfolk Hub – Norfolk, East Anglia
- Pigs Ears – South and West England, including London
- Beer Metropolis – East Midlands, London (due to COVID temporarily suspended)
- Beer Paradise – North and Nationwide (due to COVID temporarily suspended)
- Kirkstall Brewery – North (due to COVID temporarily suspended)
- New Wave – Scotland, North East (due to COVID temporarily suspended)
Can I buy direct?
Yes, we send out direct to trade orders 5 days a week via courier and pallet delivery on orders received by 11am Mon – Fri.
Collection by arrangement also available.
KEG – Our steel 30litre kegs can be dispensed on 100% CO2 using a Sankey S (Euro) Coupler. Venues using 70:30 gas and air it is recommend to disconnect at the end of each service. For small orders Eebria Trade is the most convenient way to obtain our kegs.
SMALL PACK – We package into 440ml can (24 units) and 375ml bottle (12 units) and send via courier. Larger orders of 8+ cases or when order includes kegs are sent via pallet delivery.
Can I get samples?
As a small brewery we are sadly unable to send out samples except for larger tender bids. Samples can be purchased from our webshop please email for a trade discount code.
I’m Trade, how do I sign up?
- Fill a quick new account form for access to our live B2B Portal – a tradeshop to place orders 24/7
- Sign-up to our trade mailer to learn about new beer releases and brewery trade events
- Follow us on twitter, facebook and instagram where we are @durationbeer
All new wholesale or trade customers will need to open a new account with the brewery. Please fill the form below (if you don’t require credit mark £0 in that field).
Abbey Farm in West Acre is in the wilds of West Norfolk. Our rural idyll in the Nar Valley is just 20 miles from North Norfolk’s stunning beaches. Barley fields, ancient woods and grazing cattle surround our 16th century barn at West Acre Priory our chalk steam is an SSSI. Gentle cycle routes and pilgrim paths wind to country pubs, past old watermills and wild flower meadows. Our region yields much of the nations agricultural crops and a re-wilding program is giving some arable land back over to wildlife. Find out more about visiting Duration here.
Every Friday and Saturday afternoon we open our cellar door for purchasing beer to takeaway. Safe, masked one household at a time, card only. We sell beer and merchandise. Often we are joined by a pizza truck and welcome local guest producers – butchers, bakers and coffee roasters.
Head to our ‘cellar door’ and please do check ahead on our events page to see what guidelines are in place.
TOUR & TASTING EVENTS
Yes! We ship out beer to UK Mainland, Islands & Highlands (including Northern Ireland) via 5 days a week.
Order via the webshop before noon to receive a beer delivery next working day.
- £7 UK Mainland (free over £50 spends)
- £15 Islands & Highlands (includes Northern Ireland, free over £100 spends)
As a small busy team and we currently don’t offer a local delivery service.
If you are shielding and live within a 20mile radius of the brewery please get in touch and we will endeavour to assist.
Our trade area has a ‘product assets’ download folder for your use in your online store and social media.
Product shots and social shares, founder and location photos for beer buyers, events and social media managers to freely use.
Digital assets of our beers including – product info sheets, keg badges, pour and product shots and more.
Producing quality balanced beer is our main focus. Sharing a beer in good company is our favourite pastime. Our location is too good to not share and as soon as we are able too, we’ll open for tours with a modest tap room to swing by and collect beers for your Norfolk day out. Occasional beer and craft focused events at home and beyond will be advertised on our events page. Planning permission to turn the south end gable into a future on site tap room has been granted as a phase 2 build.
100% we will do tours as soon as it is safe to do so. A guided tour around the brewery will show you our efficient 3 vessel brewery and state of the art canning line. Learn about our zero effluent water treatment plant and our hybrid coolship. See our wonderful wooden foeders in the wood division before finishing off your tour enjoying a mixed tasting board of our beers. Join our mailing list or check in on our events page for online tours and to be the first to know when our tour booking system goes live (expected Winter 2021).
Yup lots of stickers, t-shirts and notebooks, here
We’re busy making beer most of the time. But every now and then we run some apparel and other doodads. It’s mostly available at the brewery and at our events.
We don’t like throwaway merch, so we tend to make quality products that last.
We are a growing team and recently took on two new hires making us a team of 7. We would love to hear how you think you might fit in. Introduce yourself to our founders Miranda and Bates with an email to [email protected] Share a little about yourself: your skills, personality and what beer qualifications you feel you have. When we have vacancies they will be listed in here, so do check back from time to time.
Good news. All Duration beers are vegan friendly with no animal derivatives. Our products are unfiltered and unpasteurised and we don’t use fish based isinglass. If we were to use honey, shellfish or lactose in our beer we will mention this on all packaging. We do use cereals that contain gluten and list these and any other allergens in bold on our labels. Product info sheets containing all allergen and dietry information are on our trade area under product assets.