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.
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.
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. Get directions here.
Every Friday 12-6pm (now extended, previously 4-6pm) & select Saturdays 12-4pm
Friday being more of a collection window either by ordering ahead online to click & collect or by walk up. Card Only.
Saturday is more of an ‘occasion’ with guided looks at our high end brewhouse for groups of 6 and often with an outside street truck to offer take away food. Many enjoy the green for a distanced picnic with a beer – weather permitting. Plans a foot to offer inside table service with beer. Coming soon!
To have your order ready on arrival please order ahead in the week (by our cut off Friday midday) shop now.
Upcoming October Kiosks
- Friday 16th October: 12-6pm
- Saturday 17th October: 12-4pm (with pizza truck 12-3pm)
- Friday 23rd October: 12-6pm
- Saturday 24th October: 12-4pm (with baked goods)
- Friday 30th October: 12-6pm
- Saturday 31st October: 12-4pm (with pizza truck 12-3pm)
FRIDAY CLICK & COLLECT
New releases merch and beer can all be ordered online to collect at the brewery kiosk. Simply order anytime ahead of our Friday noon cut-off and collect during kiosk hours. Collection is from the barrel store in the black wooden building to the left of our brewhouse in the stone barn
Duration Brewing, Abbey Farm, River Road, West Acre, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE32 1UA.
Pick up Fri 12-6pm and select Saturdays 12-4pm
Mon-Thur afternoons available on request – please email [email protected]
SATURDAY KIOSK DAYS
From 8th August we opened the brewery to the public for responsible, socially distanced brewery kiosk open days. The ‘cellar door’ opens in our barrel store every Friday 12-6 pm (walk-ups welcome) and select Saturdays 12-4 pm. Friday’s are more for beer collection and people are invited to order ahead to click & collect on the webshop, though arriving and purchasing on the spot is also allowed – card only. Saturdays are more of a family occasion with take-out pizza from a pizza truck on the yard 12-3pm and complimentary individual looks at our state of the art brewhouse.
See our upcoming brewery kiosk dates above and find more info on our event page here.
Beat the queue, reserve our latest releases using our online click and collect.
VIRTUAL TOUR & TASTING EXPERIENCES
As not everyone is able to venture out at the moment, we also offer monthly online tour & tasting experiences that can be enjoyed as a way of being together, while apart – safe from your living room with beer we ship to your door. These 90min informal events can make great corporate events or gifts.
Virtual tours are held on the evening of the second Thursday of each month across 2020 and are founder-led to include a look behind the scenes and a talk through our ethos and set up. Access via Crowdcast (link sent via email on placing order).
Our online store ships any order placed by noon to arrive the next working day. Orders placed Fri 12- Mon 12 arrive on Tuesday.
You can buy our beer fresh and direct from the brewery (card only) at our Brewery Kiosks every Friday and select Saturday’s, see events page.
Click & Collect is also available via our online store to reserve ahead and collect during Brewery Kiosk hours. Order anytime in the week ahead of our Friday midday cut off.
Check our full range in our beer library.
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 make wild ales and fresh beers brewed from nature with purpose. Everyday, agricultural, slow and spontaneous – all brewed with a sense of tempo and place. Both our signature and seasonal releases are brewed in small rotational batches. Limited quantity releases of slow and spontaneous beer from our barrel store as they become available. Please see our beer archive and follow on instagram for release info or sign up to our mailing list. Current and available beers can be purchased in or our online store.
Trade customers can buy Duration beer to sell via our regional wholesalers in 30L kegstar kegs and cases of 24 x 440ml cans.
- Beer Metropolis – East Midlands, London,
- Beer Paradise – North and Nationwide
- 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
- Kirkstall Brewery – North
- Nelson Sauvin – Northern Ireland
- New Wave – Scotland, North East
- Norfolk Hub – Norfolk, East Anglia
- Pigs Ears – South and West England, including London
For direct trade enquiries please email [email protected] or call 01553 635 000
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).
Our trade area has a ‘digital 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 from spring 2020 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 – once we are in full swing.
100% we will do tours. 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 finish 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 2020).
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 4. 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 digital assets.