Brewing on the site of the Adnams brewery in Southwold, on the east coast of England, can be traced back to the ‘ales wives’ of 1345. After they were charged for breaking the Assize of Ale – something akin to early licensing laws, to regulate the quality of beer and bread, that were set up in the rule of Henry the Third – all was quiet until 1872 when Adnams was established.
And now Adnams are bringing their traditional yet innovative approach to brewing to New Zealand. An initial six beers from the range are to be launched in Glengarry’s, Super Liquor and selected supermarkets nationwide. This includes Adnams Ghostship, Adnams Southwold Bitter and Adnams Innovation. Ranging from 4.5% to 6.7%, the unique and vibrant range has something for everyone and has been well received internationally.
With an array of awards under their belt – including 2011 Brewery of the Year by UK’s bestselling guide book The Good Pub Guide, and top honours at the World Beer Awards and the International Beer Challenge – Adnams’ beers are available now.