PAN­THER BREW­ERY

Lo­ca­tion: Reep­ham Owner: Martin James

EDP Norfolk - - Food & Drink -

How long have you been brew­ing?

The brew­ery was set up in 2010, af­ter the lo­cal brew­ery in Reep­ham closed down. The premises was then taken over and the Pan­ther brand was born, in­spired by the tales of Pan­ther sight­ings across north Nor­folk.

Does it make a dif­fer­ence us­ing Nor­folk in­gre­di­ents/wa­ter?

We en­joy us­ing Nor­folk wa­ter which we be­lieve helps add an ex­tra depth and softens the palate, par­tic­u­larly for our dark beers such as our award-win­ning Black Pan­ther. Our malt is se­lected lo­cally which main­tains our com­mit­ment to help lo­cal busi­nesses and grow a sus­tain­able busi­ness with Nor­folk at its heart. We are for­tu­nate to be based in a county that is glob­ally recog­nised for its high qual­ity malt pro­duc­tion which helps with the qual­ity of our prod­uct.

How many dif­fer­ent beers do you brew?

We brew 15 dif­fer­ent beers which in­cludes our core range, sea­sonal of­fer­ings and spe­cial re­leases. Our core range cur­rently con­sists of six per­ma­nently avail­able beers which in­clude the: Golden Pan­ther (hoppy golden ale) at 3.7%, Red Pan­ther (hoppy red ale) at 4.1%, Black Pan­ther (stout) at 4.5%, Amer­i­can Pale Ale (hoppy pale ale) at 4.4% and the Beast of the East (pre­mium strong bit­ter) at 5.5%. Along with our Hop­sta al­co­hol free craft beer which is avail­able in bot­tles across Nor­folk. Our cur­rent sea­sonal of­fer­ing in cask is Sum­mer Daze, with our au­tumn of­fer­ing com­ing out in Septem­ber.

What is your best-seller in the sum­mer?

Our best seller through­out the sum­mer months so far has been our Sum­mer Daze, due to its light malt pro­file and juicy hop flavour! We have packed it with some of the best Mo­saic, Amar­illo and Motueka hops which im­part a trop­i­cal fruit and zesty lime char­ac­ter to the beer. A true thirst quencher!

Where can peo­ple find your beers?

Our beers are avail­able in bot­tles and casks across Nor­wich, north Nor­folk and Cam­bridge. We run stalls at var­i­ous farmer’s mar­kets across Nor­folk most week­ends and also sell di­rectly from our shop based at the brew­ery it­self, which are the best places to find our lim­ited edi­tion re­leases. Since the in­stal­la­tion of our larger scale bot­tling line we are look­ing at in­ter­na­tional mar­kets as well, so watch this space. www.pan­ther­brew­ery.co.uk

Pan­ther Brew­ery team

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