Artefact Brewery Drive Thru today
This young couple have set up a microbrewery on Bridge Farm, Ixworth, near Bury St Edmunds. The brewery is a small 200L system, set up in a converted shipping container on their family farm. Run part-time by husband and wife team, James and Kat, Artefact Brewing’s ethos is to make good-quality small-batch beers, with an emphasis on experimenting with local ingredients and seasonal releases. Artefact launched in May 2020. Today, they had a small tent set up and were selling variously sized quantities of their beer. Here, Kat is putting together my modest order of bottled beer.
1) Heritage Ruby Ale 4.5%
Heritage Chevallier malt helps to create a complex mix of caramel, biscuit and marmalade flavours. Complemented by subtle berry and citrus hop aroma.
2) Kveik Black IPA 5.8%
Expect smooth roasted malt with citrus, pine and assertive bitterness. We've used expressive Voss Kveik yeast at 35c, a complex malt bill and bold hopping to make this twist on a black IPA.