A journey of grain discovery…

From the home of agricultural farming to the home of brewing: Marston’s Brewery welcomed a group of beer and food influencers to Holkham Estate.

The grain discovery day at Holkham Estate in Norfolk was the perfect way to kick-start Marston’s new ‘beyond a beer’ campaign. It’s all about going back to the source and celebrating the ingredients that go into our famous brews.

We’ve been working with Holkham Estate (where the grain is grown for Marston’s beers) for a number of years now, and recently strengthened our partnership with a new supply deal. So, there was no better place to take some of the UK’s best-known beer and food bloggers, including representatives from Foodepedia, Craft Beer Hour and Beer For That, to show them how we go from grain to glass.

The day kicked-off at farming HQ, (think World War II hangers storing thousands of tons of grain and 100-acres of solar panels!) where the group were immersed in all things barley. They got to taste barley bread and barley pastry and test two DE14 experimental beers.

To finish the day, the group hopped across to Holkham’s open-fired Victoria Inn where local Chef Michael Chamberlain paired local foods with Marston’s English hopped EPA and Pedigree. What a treat!

Foodepedia blogger Nick Harman said: “What a treat it was to sample Marston’s Beers at the place their barley comes from and see how modern farming needn’t be destructive or unsustainable, just as long as you listen out for the honking of geese.”

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