“Real ale is a natural product that tastes good and is good for you,” said Damian Conway, who runs the Norwich, Swaffham and Diss-based Dipple & Conway business with his brothers James and Robert and their families. “It contains trace elements such as zinc and selenium that are good for your eyes – and have other health benefits too. Cat’s Eyes is a light, refreshing brew with floral and citrus notes,”enthused Mr Conway, whose grandfather started the Dipple & Conway business in 1916"
TV broadcaster and Break patron, Jake Humphrey adds hops to the mash for the Cat’s Eyes centenary celebration ale, while (L to R) James, Damian and Justine Conway of Dipple & Conway Opticians toast its success. Picture Credit Newsmakers PR
The Fat Cat has just been named the Good Pub Guide Beer Pub of the Year for the second year running – and seventh time in total. Colin Keatley, the man behind the Fat Cat phenomenon, was delighted to be part of Dipple & Conway’s 100-year celebrations. Norfolk opticians’ centenary toast brew is a first for the Fat Cat. "It’s a wonderful idea,” he said. “Like ourselves, Dipple & Conway is a very good, well-established local business run by well-known community people. It makes perfect sense to come together for a celebration like this.”
Mr Keatley, who has been in the licensed trade for over 50 years, said the 4% low gravity beer was very pale with a “hoppy” flavour. It’s a style a lot of people are hankering after; it’s very drinkable – I’d describe it as a quaffer not a sipper.”
Look out for Cat’s Eye – a 4% low gravity pale beer a “hoppy” flavour – at the Norwich Beer Festival October 24-29. In the meantime,Cat’s Eyes is on sale in various Fat Cat family premises. It is also going further afield, with Bateman’s Brewery – which has pubs from Norfolk to Yorkshire, including Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire – taking 16 nine-gallon firkins.
Cat’s Eyes will be available at least through October – and could have a longer run depending on the feedback from customers.
The Cat’s Eyes have it for TV broadcaster and Break patron, Jake Humphrey- Picture Credit Newsmakers PR