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Lacons in Beer News December 7, 2017 Why are Beer Styles Often Seasonal?

Why are Beer Styles Often Seasonal?

You may have felt the frustration – you find a new beer you absolutely love, then next time you’re out you hunt for it again only to be unsuccessful. Why is this? Why are beers sometimes only available on a seasonal basis? Back in the ‘old days’ of brewing, before temperature controlled cellars, beers were […]

Lacons in Beer News November 27, 2017 Saint Nick’s Ale Brewed and Blessed by Local Reverend

Saint Nick’s Ale Brewed and Blessed by Local Reverend

It’s that time of year again when we excitedly create our Christmas ale, Saint Nick’s. Saint Nick’s is a 4.2% dark copper ale with a charming malty depth, spiced orange on the nose and a satisfying citrus and floral finish. Saint Nick’s ale was first brewed in 2013 to remember the bombing of Great Yarmouth on June […]

Lacons in Beer News November 3, 2017 Lacons Ale Brewed with Exclusive Slovenian Hops Wins Local Award

Lacons Ale Brewed with Exclusive Slovenian Hops Wins Local Award

For this year’s Norwich beer festival special beer, we decided to try something different. We had recently gotten hold of some Styrian Eagle hops, grown in Slovenia. Slovenia has been growing hops for hundreds if not thousands of years, but it still only grows 2 to 3 percent of the world’s hops – less than 4,000 acres. In terms of […]

Lacons in Beer News November 2, 2017 The Craft Beer Revolution

The Craft Beer Revolution

So what is ‘craft beer’? That’s a good question, and the answer is actually more complex than you may think. According to Wikipedia, a craft brewery “is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer, typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.” A good start towards understanding the effort a ‘small’ […]

Lacons in Beer News October 31, 2017 Lacons Launch Re-imagined Old Ale with Recipe from 1963

Lacons Launch Re-imagined Old Ale with Recipe from 1963

We have some exciting beer news to share with you this month. This November, we have continued to evolve our innovative beer range by launching a heritage brew originating from a 1963 recipe found in the archives. First brewed in the same year as the ‘Great Freeze’ of 1963, Lacons Old Ale is a dark […]

Lacons in Beer News October 20, 2017 It’s All About The Hops

It’s All About The Hops

Have you ever enjoyed a pint of beer and wondered where the fantastic flavours and aromas comes from? The majority of this happens to be from one of the main ingredients in the brewing process – hops. Hops are the flowers of the hop plant Humulus lupulus which is a member of the hemp family […]

Lacons in Beer News October 20, 2017 Lacons Ale-infused Sausages Launch

Lacons Ale-infused Sausages Launch

We are really excited to announce that we have teamed up with a local business, Serendipity, to help them launch a range of unique sausages range containing Lacons real ale! A collaboration which can only be described as ‘a most fortunate combination.’  Serendipity manufactures 3 sausages using 3 of our ales. There’s British Legacy, a breakfast sausage […]

Lacons in October 18, 2017 Lacons launch ‘Spooktacular’ New Ale Phantom

Lacons launch ‘Spooktacular’ New Ale Phantom

We have launched a new beer in time for Hallowe’en, which will soon (if not already!) be available in pubs across East Anglia. Lacons Phantom was originally brewed for Norwich Beer Festival in 2016 but after receiving so much great feedback, we decided to bring it into our seasonal calendar and make it available to pubs […]

Lacons in Events & Sponsorships October 5, 2017 Lacons Brewery brings award winning ales to HarFest

Lacons Brewery brings award winning ales to HarFest

We are proud to announce our headline sponsorship of HarFest 2017. The one-day autumn fayre, ran by the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association (the people behind the Norfolk Show) is held in Norwich Cathedral and will celebrate all things harvest, from food and farming to drinks and dancing. This year will see the Cathedral Cloisters transformed […]