Bates (brewing) and Miranda (operations)
Waved farewell to South Carolina, sold up in London and got busy converting a 16th century barn to make agriculturally focused Beers That Belong.
Joined by Hamish (production) and Ned (sales) Duration is now producing in rural West Norfolk.
Following two years of releasing collaborative and nomadically brewed beers, Duration is one of the UK’s most anticipated new breweries.
Duration Brewing is on Abbey Farm in the rural village of West Acre 10miles from Kings Lynn train station (90mins to London and 50mins to Cambridge). Near Castle Acre and Swaffham. Our 16th century barn is surrounded by medieval priory ruins – the site is classified a scheduled monument by English Heritage. The nearby flora and protected chalk steam is an SSSI (site of special scientific interest).
Gentle cycle and pilgrim walking routes cross barley fields and ancient woods to country pubs, past old watermills, wild flower meadows. Our region is being rewilded – giving arable land back over to nature – to add to the ecological diversity of our rich fonta and flora – wild ponies, deer, voles, storks, owls and bats will all roam free.
Nearby we have an art gallery, theatre, pubs and a walled garden nursery and cafe. In June the West Acre fete brings together arts, crafts, local produce and live music. Brimming with creative workshops and surrounded by nature and ways to unwind we think it’s magical here. Our walkable glamping site offers great summer festivals and there are B&B’s and luxury self catering accommodation options here too.
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 focused on impeccably consistent fresh pale ales and pilsners.
An open fermentation vessel known as a coolship will take hot wort from our brewhouse and allow wild yeasts and native microbial strains to inoculate terroir into our premium farmhouse range. Here our ales are allowed develop slowly, aging on wood and foraged and local crops and fruits. Young and old stock being blended to taste.
Dripping Pitch – 6.7% – West Coast IPA Dripping Pitch is a decades long experiment on the flow of a highly viscous liquid. Some would say IPA has also become a decades long experiment changing and flowing with our taste and location. This West Coast IPA is but one stop on the IPA trip, citrus, zest and resin usher in this crisp and bitter blast from Cali.
Turtles All The Way Down – 5.5% – American Pale New hops – fresh colour – same balance. Turtles All The Way Down has pronounced hops and a rounded body with soft bitterness. “If the beer world is balanced on the back of a giant hop, what supports that hop?” “Why it’s hops all the way down of course.”
Small Doses – 3.7% – Lil Pilsner Do you ever want a simple beer for straight up refreshment? This low ABV Pilsner is dry, lightly floral and invigorating. Clean and crisp with accentuated German hops. Sometimes you just need the world in SMALL DOSES.
Ebb & Flow – 6.5% – American Stout A refreshingly uncomplicated go-to dark beer with a lighter roast for drinkability. No 12% or marshmallows. Lighter malt roast for rounded drinkability. Hops and yeast delivering pine and fruit notes. Taste may Ebb & Flow but with this American stout – less is more.
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.
Deep Roots – 3.5% – Carrot Wit Good things take time. Relationships, brewery projects, even carrot beers! This Saison is our take on a Belgian Wit using purple haze carrots and charred lemons. In life and beer we’re always evolving and learning. Take things slow and set down DEEP ROOTS.
Producing beer, nomadically while our facility is built, then in-house is our main focus, but sharing a beer in good company is our favourite pastime and our location is too good to not share with you.
We will open a modest tap room and shop on site in spring. Stop in for a tour and stay for a taster or just collect beers for a Norfolk day out. We will host events and hope to have a farmers market here too.
Planning permission to turn the south end gable into a tap room on site is in place. This will be phase 2 build – once we are in full swing.
100% we will do tours.
Both of the main brewhouse and the wood division and coolship.
Stay tuned on our mailing list to know the monthly tour times, complete with tastings and the ability purchase beers to take away.
Buy our beer
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Sell our beer
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To stock our beer please contact our regional wholesale and national partners
Our trade stock changes monthly (some examples below) and is shared in our trade mailers.
Formats: 30LKegstar and 24x440ml Cans
Dripping Pitch | West Coast IPA | 6.7% | Crisp, Bitter, Resinous
Turtles All The Way Down | American Pale | 5.5% | Juicy, Fruity, Thirst Quenching
Small Doses | Lil’ Pilsner | 3.7% | Fresh, Light, Clean
Ebb & Flow | American Stout | 6.5% | Rounded, Fruity, Piney
Bet The Farm | Hoppy Continental Pale | 4.5% | Crisp, Refreshing, Lightly Floral
Deep Roots | Carrot Witbier | 3.5% |Fruity, Light, Complex
There is a trade interest form below and a credit account form here
keg badges, pour shots and more! Download here…
We are a growing team and would love to hear how you think you might fit in. Introduce yourself to 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.
All Duration beers are vegan friendly. We don’t use fish based isinglass to filter our beer and the lactose we use is not animal derived.
We list all allergens in bold on our labels too.