Competition launched to name new stout at Norwich brewery Chalk Hill

Some of the Chalk Hill Brewery's beers on offer at The Coach and Horses pub. Picture Archant Library

Some of the Chalk Hill Brewery's beers on offer at The Coach and Horses pub. Picture Archant Library - Credit: Archant

Norwich's longest established brewery, Chalk Hill, has launched a competition to name its new stout.

The new stout will be the first one produced under new head brewer Robbie Wincup, who joined Chalk Hill last year. Once brewed, the stout will be on sale from Chalk Hill Brewery, as well as on tap at the Coach & Horses pub on Thorpe Road and The Alexandra Tavern on Stafford Street.

To help inspire entrants, Mr Wincup has disclosed the ingredients he has specially selected for the recipe – a combination of Marris Otter pale malt, oats, roasted barley and lactose to create a full bodied, dark and sweet stout.

Mr Wincup said: 'I'm very excited to be brewing my first stout here at Chalk Hill and what better way to mark the occasion than by inviting the region's beer buffs to name it. We're looking forward to seeing what suggestions they come up with and picking a worthy winner.'

Entries must be made by last orders on Wednesday December 21, with the winner announced on December 23. The person who submits the winning name will receive 18 pints of ale from Chalk Hill Brewery, a fully escorted brewery tour and beer tasting, and the honour of having the new stout crowned with their winning name.

• To submit a suggestion for the new stout's name, go to or tweet @ChalkHillBrew. Entries can also be made using entry forms available in the Coach & Horses pub and Alexandra Tavern, both located in Norwich.

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