Wild by name, wild by nature. Woodman’s focuses on seasonal beers that make use of foraged wild plants and fruit such as dandelions, elderflowers and various herbs to produce an intriguing selection of historical and modern beer styles.
For instance Queenie, which is available in the autumn is a 8.1% Weizenbock that has the juice from locally grown apples added; summer on the other hand can be celebrated with the 6% Nouvelle Belge, Belgian/New England IPA hybrid with added elderflower.
According to owner and brewer Stuart Woodman,
"Our mission is to brew unique seasonal beers, showcasing wild, foraged and local speciality ingredients as well as delivering a true sense of terroir in our spontaneously fermented offerings"
With a focus on farmhouse and wild ale in particular, we also experiment with more conventional styles, giving them our own wild spin. Our goal is to work in harmony with nature and be as sustainable as possible, all the while delivering great beer to discerning drinkers!
Woodman’s does not offer brewery tours, but instead it runs foraging walks where beer-lovers can understand and discover how the various ingredients used in these unique beers are gathered in. Meanwhile, 2019 sees plans for expansion with increased output and a new brewery space.