Adnams Brewery Tour, Southwold, 15 May 2014
12 members - Free - sold out
Brewer is a rather narrow term to apply to the relentlessly innovative Adnams, whose products today encompass gin, whisky, and vodka in a new distillery, a vast selection of wines, and almost anything else you can think of in its many kitchen shops.
Our tour around the Southwold home of Adnams, focused on the company’s heritage in brewing. As a special treat we were given access to parts of the brewery that other guests do not normally reach. We learned about the whole brewing process, from choice of malted barley and hop varieties through to tasting the delicious finished product. But this was no mere sloshing it down, we were carefully tutored throughout, helping to identify the aromas and flavours that combine to create the enduring appeal of this most English of drinks.
The visit was rounded off by tea and a take-away pint from Adnam’s Cellar & Kitchen café. Perfect. More cakes and ale! (Belch.)