Suffolk’s Most Talented – Wild Beer Brewery

There is no doubt that Suffolk is a wonderful place to live and work..especially if you taste beer for a living! And Beer&Co recently had the pleasure of visiting one of the county’s most exciting and innovative brewers, Tom Norton from Little Earth Project, for a special tasting with Beer reviewer and vlogger Jake Overton.

Little Earth Project , based near Sudbury, specialises in brewing historic, farmhouse & wild beers using organically farmed ingredients from the local landscape.

It’s fair to say that we loved Toms wild beer – and are thrilled to announce that we have managed to snag his latest brew – a stunning Rye & Amarillo Saison, 5.7% ABV – to debut at our forthcoming Saints Beer & Folk Fest.

We have pulled together a range of wonderful and rare beers for the Festival (from Suffolk and across the UK), including a specialist vegan, transatlantic IPA and fruit beer – and will be releasing more of these in the lead-up to the event. But for now, we thought that you might like to see Jakes review of this very special Saison:

Beer Review: Rye & Amarillo Saison 5.7%
It looks, smells and tastes amazing, is produced using wild and organically farmed ingredients from the local landscape – and it also happens to be brewed from a special Saison recipe that is inspired by the tradition of Belgian farmhouse brewing…but has yet to be released by the brewery for public consumption.
Little Earth Project are creating quite a stir across the UK – and it is easy to see why. They are doing things a little differently to the plethora of American inspired craft breweries around at the moment – instead, specialising in creating historic, farmhouse and sour beers. And boy are they doing it well!
The Look: Extremely appealing – tight white foam on the top and a pin bright naturally hazy body.
The Aroma: Light and full of orange and lemon zest, followed by a peppery note and a bit of farmhouse funk from Little Earth Projects own mixed culture yeast.
The Taste: The drinkability of this beer is second to none with a fantastic pillowy mouthfeel, a touch of bitterness from the Amarillo hops and a dry finish that makes you want to come back for more. Flavour wise you get orange zest, spices, a light sourness and rye malt, with a hint of sweet biscuit.
Overall, this truly is a 10/10 beer as far as I am concerned. And if you fancy being one of the first (ever!) to taste it for yourself, pop along to Saints Beer & Folk Fest on the 28th and 29th of April at St. Peters By The Waterfront, Ipswich, where it will be served on tap (while stocks last!).
See Jake’s video beer review with Head Brewer Tom Norton at