Tell me about your beers
Duration brewing makes wild ales and fresh beers from nature with purpose. Our brewer Bates wrote a blog post about our beers here.
You can download product info sheets for our beers here
Our German engineered brewhouse allows maximum efficiency and less waste. Designed with the future in mind we reclaim waste energy and conserve and recycle our water reducing our impact, using local agricultural produce in our beer and producing impeccably consistent fresh pale ales and pilsners.
A coolship in the winter months will use wild yeasts and strains native to the farm lending terroir to our premium farmhouse produce. Our wilder ales will age in wood on foraged and local fruits and we will blend young and old stock to taste.
We are releasing beers ad-hoc brewing nomadically and collaboratively while our facility is built (after 18months planning).
- The Ground Up – Sour IPA 6.5%
Brewed collaboratively with Boxcar x Duration x Unity. Equal parts hoppy and funky, this Farmhouse IPA is lightly soured and fermented on a blend of saison and Bruxellensis Trois yeast, with a massive dry hop of Styrian Wolf and Dragon.
- Ebb & Flow – 6.5% – American Stout
A refreshingly uncomplicated go-to dark beer with a lighter roast for drinkability. No 12% or marshmallows. Taste may Ebb & Flow, but with this dark beer, less is most definitely more. Simcoe and Centennial hops for piney qualities and an English Ale blend of yeast for fruit notes.
- Bet The Farm – 4.5% – Continental Pale
A sessionable ‘pilsner-esque’ beer hoppy and crisp. Dry and elegantly balanced. Light and floral, it ends with refreshing hop bitterness. Once taken in-house watch this evolve into our farmhouse pale because you ain’t living unless you’ve Bet The Farm.
- Turtles All The Way Down – 5.5% – American Pale
This juicy American Pale is double dry hopped with a rounded body with a soft bitterness. Juice bombs are undeniably the beer-du-jour – and this is no exception being entirely tropical in the aroma.
- If We Must – 8% – Double IPA with grape pressings
This complete juice bomb of a beer was first brewed with Verdant in Nov 2017. Tropical aroma, rich in mouthfeel yet beautifully dry to the finish. It drinks like a 5% making it a dangerous but stunning beer packed full of grape pressings from local (to Verdant) Cornish vineyard Polgoon.
- 18:12 – 5.2% Bretted Pale
A beer made with Brew By Numbers where Bates used to be head brewer will be out in 750ml sharing bottles. In their farmhouse series 18:12 takes inspiration from Belgian’s monastic brewery Orval that makes but one beer (to perfection in our view) – a classic and beautiful Bretted Pale Ale.
- Duration beer no 4 – TBC
- Duration beer no 5 – TBC
- Collaborative brew – Style TBC – March release
- Collaborative brew – Style TBC for April release
- Collaborative brew – Style TBC for April release
Who is behind Duration Brewing?
Duration Brewing is being set up by husband and wife team, Bates and Miranda. As we grow our family business we will offer an array of skilled, casual and apprenticeship positions as a Living Wage accredited company.
You can follow our founders
Do you sell merchandise?
Yes! T-Shirts, Beanies and Caps are available from the online shop along with beer when we have it. You may have to be quick off the draw, these are very limited runs.
Where will you be based?
The 10-month build of our brewing facility is currently underway at Abbey Farm in West Acre – an idyllic rural village in West Norfolk, England. We are on the main route out to Norfolk’s stunning north coast beaches.
The site is at an ancient priory site next to a chalk river near some ancient woodlands. It’s on the Nar Valley pilgrim trail.
We are about 10 miles from Kings Lynn train station (90 mins from Kings Cross, London).
Will you have a tap room?
We will focus on producing beer first, nomadically while our facility is built, then in-house.
We will have a modest tap room and small shop on site. It will be licensed so you can stop in for a tour and taster as you collect some beers for your Norfolk day out. We will hold events here too.
We have planning permission to turn the south end gable into a tap room on site. This will be built later it as a phase 2 – once we are in full swing.
Will you have accommodation?
We make beer so we’re going to stick to doing that. There are plenty of excellent options for all budgets very close by whether you are looking glamping and campfires, caravan parks with pools, converted barns with pools, or your classic B&B or pub accommodation, we have it all on our doorstep.
Below are a few highlights all under 4 miles from Duration Brewing:
Bradmoor Woods Posh camping in converted boats and silos. Campfires, family friendly and with a summer beer festival ‘Folk in A Field’.
The Pig Shed Motel attached to an idyllic country pub complete with beer garden and a great pub restaurant.
Great Barn Farm Luxury self-catering for groups of 2 to 36. Rustic yet minimal with an indoor pool and spa.
Pentney Park Caravan Park Camping that welcomes families, dogs and has an outdoor pool.
Little Abbey Farm B&B A classic B&B with award-winning breakfasts
Where can I drink your beers right now?
After a year of collaborative brewing we have recently released our Roots Range and it is available to wholesale customers via regional distribution partners.
Our online shop full of beer and merchandise is open 24/7 at shop.durationbeer.com
Jump on our mailing list to be first to hear when we have beer releases or new lines in T shirts, cap and beanies!
What job opportunities do you have?
We are a growing team and would love to hear how you think you might fit in. Introduce yourself
Let us know a little about yourself you skills, personality and what beer qualifications you feel you have.
My order came without a keg badge. Help?
This is bloody frustrating, especially if you need to put our keg on straight away.
Fear not, we’ve thought ahead and a digital version is available for you to download and print in seconds, ideally on thick paper or card.
Just be sure to set printer setting to a minimum of 300DPI (dots per inch) and ensure you select ‘print to scale’ and it should come out ready to cut out and go!
Where can I find your logos?
Our logo folder is linked below. If in doubt please use number 5.
Each comes in two formats:
- -JPG (white background)
- -PNG (clear background)
- Mobius D
- Duration Outline
- Duration Solid
- Duration Brewing
- Duration Brewing, West Acre – Norfolk
Do you do brewery tours?
Once we open yes! 100% we will do tours.
jump on our mailing list and we’ll let you know the monthly tour times, complete with tastings and the ability purchase beers to take away.
Can we visit the brewery in person yet?
Not yet, but soon! We are currently not open to the public. However, if you’d like to be the first to know when we are, jump on our mailing list.
If you are press or local why not drop our founders an email and see if they’ll make an exception.
Can I buy beer at the brewery?
Not yet, but soon! (noticing a pattern here?) We are currently not open to the public. However, if you’d like to be the first to know when we are, jump on our mailing list. If you are a trade enquiry please sign up to our trade mailing list or fill our trade form
Are your beers vegan friendly?
Unless you count yeast as living creatures, our beers are vegan friendly. They will be unpasteurised and unfiltered and suitable for vegans. We will always specify all ingredients on our labels too especially allergens. If we use a non vegan product like lactose or honey we will make sure it’s advertised in the ingredients but on the label and on our online shop.
I would like to stock your beer. What next?
Great news, thanks for the support!
Our first two beers from our Roots Range will be out in October 2018.
Brewed nomadically with the help of our friends at Amundsen Bryggeri – who have the exact same, world class equipment we are installing for minimal variation when we bring production in-house.
- Turtles All The Way Down – American Pale 5.5%
- Bet The Farm – Hoppy Continental Pale 4.5%.
Read all about them in a downloadable PDF here.
Jump on our trade suppliers list and be the first to know when we’ve got beer. Or better yet get talking to us on the form below.
Our collab beers will be distributed by our host breweries.
If you’re in East Anglia Jolly Good Beer distributes for us.