THE WRECK was a clear winner in the Old English Ales tasting Octoberfest held at the Real Ale Shop at Branthill Farm, Wells next the Sea. All ales entered into the 'fest' are bottle conditioned brewed with malt made from 2009 Maris Otter barley grown on Mr Maufe's farm at Branthill.

A distinguished panel of four judged the competition including Tim Hampson, chairman of the British Guild of Beer Writers who was very impressed by the overall standard. 'Norfolk has some of the very best micro-breweries in the country', said Teddy Maufe owner of The Real Ale Shop at Branthill.

THE WRECK SS Vina is the shipwreck that can be seen on Brancaster beach at low tide. Once a vessel in the merchant navy, it was towed up to the North Norfolk coast to provide target practice for the RAF before sinking in 1944. Having beached itself just off Scolt Head Island, where it remains today despite numerous attempts to remove it. Over the years the 'wreck' has become an iconic landmark for all those visiting the coast.

Made with malted Maris Otter barley from Wells-next-the-Sea, The Wreck SS Vina has lots of body and flavours of sweet coffee and malt, with an aromatic finish from the Boadicea hops.

Alc 4.8% Vol       
Contains barley & wheat

The label features original artwork by local artist Ken Tidd.





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