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2008 Provisional Beer List

The 28th Festival will be held on Thurs 22nd - Sat 24th March 2018 at Brighton Racecourse.


Below is the long awaited provisional list for the Sussex Beer Festival. There's over 220 beers listed, split into Sussex Beers and "the rest".

Tasting notes of the near-final list (may vary from that below) are also now available for download (right-click here and "Save As" - requires Adobe Reader). As always, alterations can happen right up until the last moment!

Sussex Beers
Brewery Beer ABV %

1648

Original

3.9

1648

Signature

4.4

1648

St George

4.5

1648

Triple Champion

4.0

Arundel

ASB

4.5

Arundel

Castle

3.8

Arundel

Gold

4.2

Arundel

Old Knucker

5.5

Arundel

Sussex Mild

3.7

Ballards

Best

4.2

Ballards

Nyewood Gold

5.0

Ballards

Trotton

3.6

Ballards

Wassail

6.0

Ballards

Wild

4.7

Beachy Head

Beachy Original

4.2

Beachy Head

Parson Derby's Hole

4.0

Custom

Cascade Special

4.8

Custom

Centennial Pale Ale

3.8

Custom

Smooth Mild

3.8

Custom

Spicee Jamaican Stout

5.0

Custom

Strong Mild

4.8

Dark Star

American Pale Ale

4.7

Dark Star

Critical Mass

7.8

Dark Star

Espresso

4.2

Dark Star

Hophead

3.8

Dark Star

Six Hop Ale

6.5

Dark Star

Spring Equinox

4.0

FILO

Cardinal's Porter

4.6

FILO

Crofters

3.8

FILO

Ginger Tom

4.6

FILO

Gold

4.8

Gribble

Bashful Beaver

4.3

Gribble

Pig's Ear

5.8

Gribble

Plucker Mild

3.5

Gribble

Reg's Tipple

5.0

Gribble

Toff's Ale

4.0

Hammerpot

FnL

6.0

Hammerpot

Madgwick Gold

5.0

Hammerpot

Meteor

3.8

Hammerpot

Porter

4.7

Hammerpot

White Wing

4.0

Harveys

1859 Porter

4.8

Harveys

Armada

4.5

Harveys

Best Bitter

4.0

Harveys

Hadlow

3.5

Hepworth

Iron Horse

4.8

Hepworth

Old Ale

4.8

Hepworth

Prospect

4.5

Hepworth

Pullman

4.2

Hepworth

Sussex

3.6

Kemptown

Kemptown Bitter

4.0

Kemptown

Old Trout

4.5

Langham

Halfway to Heaven

3.5

Langham

Hip Hop

4.0

Langham

Strong Ale

5.2

Langham

Sundowner

4.2

Rother Valley

Bodecia

4.5

Rother Valley

Copper Ale

4.1

Rother Valley

Honey Fuzz

3.8

Rother Valley

Smild

3.8

W J King & Co

Horsham Best

3.8

W J King & Co

Mother in Law

4.1

W J King & Co

Old Ale

4.5

W J King & Co

Red River

4.8

W J King & Co

Single Hop Target

4.3

Welton

Cassablanca

3.5

Welton

Off Piste

5.3

Welton

Old Ale

4.5

Welton

Old Cocky

4.3

White

1066 Country Bitter

4.0

White

Chilly Willy

5.1

White

Heart of Rother

4.5

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The Rest of the Beers
Brewery Beer ABV %

Abbeydale

Beealez'bub

6.0

Abbeydale

Deception

4.1

Acorn

Cluster IPA

5.0

Arbor Ales

Snuffy Jack's

5.9

Bank Top

Dark Mild

4.0

Bartrams

Bantam Stout

4.8

Batemans

XXXB

4.8

Battledown

Four Kings

7.2

Battledown

Saxon Pale Ale

3.8

Bays

Best Bittern

3.7

Bazens

Knoll Street Porter

5.2

Black Sheep

Best Bitter

3.8

Blackdown

Premium

4.7

Blindmans

Golden Spring

4.0

Bowman

Elderado

3.5

Bowman

Nutz

5.0

Bowman

Swift One

3.8

Bradfield

Farmers Stout

4.5

Brains

Dark

3.5

Breconshire

Cribyn

4.5

Breconshire

Fuzzy Dragon

5.0

Brentwood

Spooky Moon

3.8

Broughton

Scottish Oatmeal Stout

4.2

Caledonian

Chocolate Drop

3.8

Castle Rock

Great Crested Grebe

4.2

Castle Rock

Starling

3.7

City of Cambridge

Atomic Ale

4.5

Coastal

Angelina

4.1

Coastal

Golden Hinde

4.3

Cotleigh

Golden Seahawk

4.2

Cotleigh

Tawny

3.8

Crouch Vale

Amarillo

5.0

Crouch Vale

Blackwater Mild

3.7

Crouch Vale

Brewers Gold

4.0

Derby

Dashingly Dark

4.5

Derventio

Versuvious

6.5

Downton

Euro Quad

4.0

Elgoods

Black Dog

3.6

Elland

Bargee

3.8

Elland

Calderd Ale

4.5

Empire

East India IPA

5.0

Enville

Ale

4.5

Enville

Ginger

4.5

Enville

Old Porter

4.5

Exmoor

Hound Dog

4.0

Festival

Ruby

4.7

Fox

Nelson's Blood

5.1

Gary Mitchell

Old Skool

5.0

Goachers

Gold Star

5.1

Goachers

Real Mild Ale

3.4

Grain

Tamarind IPA

5.0

Hambleton

Goldfield

4.2

Hampshire

Hampshire Hare

 

Hampshire

Penny Black Porter

4.5

Harviestoun

Schiehallion

4.8

Heather

Fraoch

4.1

Hogs Back

A.O.T.

9.0

Hogs Back

Hop Garden Gold

4.6

Hogs Back

O.T.T.

6.0

Hogs Back

T.E.A.

4.2

Holts

Nuts & Holts

4.1

Hop Back

Entire Stout

4.5

Hop Back

GFB

3.5

Houston

Auld Copperhead

3.5

Howard Town

Glott's Hop

5.0

Iceni

Fen Tiger

4.2

Iceni

Norfolk Lager

5.0

Irving & Co.

Frigate

3.8

Irving & Co.

Invincible

4.6

Kelham Island

Pale Rider

5.2

Leatherbritches

Dove Dale

4.4

Leatherbritches

Ginger Helmet

4.7

Little Valley

Hebden's Cloudy Wheat

4.5

Mauldons

Micawber's Mild

3.5

Maypole

Flanigan's Stout

4.5

Mighty Oak

Saxon Strong

6.5

Mighty Oak

Tricky Tackle

4.0

Milestone

IPA

4.8

Milestone

Tuck's Tipple

4.2

Millstone

Vale Mill

3.9

Moles

Molecatcher

5.0

Moorhouse

Pendle With

5.1

Nailsworth

Artist's Ale

3.8

Naylors

Pinnacle Mild

3.4

Nelson

Nelson's Blood

6.0

Nelson

Purser's Pussy Porter

5.1

Nethergate

Old Growler

5.0

Newmans

Red Stag

3.6

Oakham

Attila

7.5

Oakham

Haka

5.7

Oakham

JHB

3.8

Oakleaf

Blakes Heaven

7.0

Oakleaf

Hole Hearted

4.7

Oakleaf

Stoker's Stout

5.0

O'Hanlons

Original Port Stout

4.8

Orkney

Skullsplitter

8.5

Ossett

Real Ale Revolution IPA

4.8

Otter

Bitter

3.6

Palmers

200

5.0

Palmers

IPA

4.2

Peak Ales

Bakewell Bitter

4.2

Peakstones Rock

Black Hole

4.8

Phoenix

March Hare

4.4

Phoenix

Shamrock

4.4

Pilgrim

Moild

3.8

Quercus

Shingle Bay

4.2

Ramsbury

(New golden beer)

5.0

Ramsbury

Flintknapper

4.2

Ramsgate

Dogbolter

5.6

Ramsgate

Oatmeal Stout

4.6

RCH

Old Slug Porter

4.5

Red Squirrel

Ruby Mild

3.7

Red Squirrel

Scottish Ale

4.3

Robinsons

Hatters Dark Mild

3.3

Roosters

Leghorn

4.3

Sarah Hughes

Dark Ruby

6.0

Sarah Hughes

Pale Amber

4.0

Sharps

Doom Bar

4.0

Sierra Nevada

TBC

 

Sierra Nevada

TBC

 

Skinners

St Pirans Ale

4.5

St George's

St George's Cross

4.2

St George's

Tudor Rose

4.5

Stonehenge

Sign of Spring

4.6

Stroud

Teasel

4.2

Stroud

Tom Long

3.8

Surrey Hills

Albury Ruby

4.6

Surrey Hills

Ranmore

3.8

Surrey Hills

Sheer Drop

4.2

Teignworthy

Winter Daze

5.4

Thornbridge

Jaipur IPA

5.9

Thornbridge

Kipling

5.2

Timothy Taylor

Dark Mild

3.5

Timothy Taylor

Landlord

4.3

Titanic

Last Porter Call

4.9

Triple FFF

Moondance

4.2

TSA

Glencoe Wild Oat Stout

4.5

Wagtail

Best Bittern

4.0

Wagtail

English Ale

4.2

Waveney

Lightweight

3.9

Westerham

1965 Special Bitter Ale

4.8

Westerham

Finchcocks Original

3.5

Whitstable

Bohemian Pilsner

4.9

Whitstable

Native

3.7

Wickwar

Station Porter

6.1

Wolf

Woild Moild

4.8

Woodfordes

Sundew

4.1

Wylym

Haugh Porter

4.6

Yeovil

Star Gazer

4.0

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2007 Beers of the Festival:

The Beer of the Festival: Palmers Best Bitter IPA.

The Cider of the Festival: Portslade Wildthing.

The Perry of the Festival: Ross-on-Wye Perry.

The Bev Robbins Trophy for the best Sussex Beer: Custom Beers Quality of Life.


You can also still see the Provisional Beer Lists from 2006 and 2007

 

 

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