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 tempo 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.
Who are Duration?
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.
Where is Duration?
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.
We makes 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.
Buy our beer
Our online store gets beer out to you next day and is restocked on Fridays. As well as in beer bars and micropubs, you can buy our beer in independent bottle shops – all accustomed to looking after our products. We currently do not stock our beers in supermarkets.
Near the brewery have permanent lines at George & Dragon (Castle Acre) and The Ffolkes (Hillington). Check instagram or hop on our mailing list for beer release info. Trade customers please see our trade area and FAQ: Sell our beer.
Sell our beer
Trade customers can buy 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
- Eebria Trade – Nationwide
- Jolly Good Beer – East Anglia Midlands London & South
- Kirkstall Brewery – North
- Nelson Sauvin – Northern Ireland
- 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 an account. Please fill the form below (if you don’t require credit mark £0 in that field).
Our trade area has a ‘digital assets’ link to a download folder where you can find information to help beer buyers, events and social media managers.
Digital assets of each beer brewed 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 in 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. An online tour bookings calendar will open soon. 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 to be the first to know when our tour booking system goes live (expected Spring 2020).
Yup lots of caps 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.
Vegan friendly? Allergens
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 our trade area under digital assets.