Woodfordes The brewery, based in Woodbastwick, Norfolk. In 1981 Woodforde’s Norfolk Ales produced the first commercial brew of Wherry Bitter at their original brewery in Drayton, near Norwich. In 1996, just fifteen years later, Wherry Bitter was awarded the ultimate prize in the brewing world – it became CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain. Woodforde’s Brewery has been named Brewery Business of the Year at the SIBA (Society of Independent Brewers) BeerX Business Awards.