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2014 Beer List

The 26th Festival will definitelyrun from 17-19 March 2016
at the Brighton Corn Exchange.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Harveys Brewery, Langhams Brewery, Longman Brewery & Rother Valley Brewery.


Post-festival awards (announced late-March 2014)

The winner of Beer of the Festival at the recently held Sussex Beer and Cider Festival is Twickenham Nooksack APA. Brewed in collaboration with the Kissingate Brewery from Lower Beeding is described as an “American Pale Ale brewed with three different types of American hops”.

The Bev Robbins Shield for the best Sussex Beer was Harvey’s Prince of Denmark.


Looking for a live up-to-date beer list? Check out our mobile Beer Changes page. Unfortunately we can't keep this full page up-to-date throughout the Festival.

The updated final list (as at 5 March 2014) includes all breweries and is split into A-F, G-P and R-Z. A guide to the different beer styles can be found here.

Changes to the Festival Programme can be found here, however last-minute substitutions (and, unfortunately, beers that fail to reach condition) are possible right up to the start of the festival, and all beers are subject to availability (i.e. leave it until Saturday evening, then don't be surprised if the most popular have already sold out!).

Details of bottled beers, ciders & perries and wines can be found on their own pages, as when information becomes available.


Brewery Location Beer % Bar
1648 East Hoathly, East Sussex Festival 30 3.8% SB
    Gold Angel 5.0% SB
    Ruby Mild 3.6% SB
360 Degree Sheffield Park, East Sussex Pale #39 3.9% SB
    Sussex #42 4.2% SB
Abbeydale Sheffield, South Yorkshire Absolution 5.3% GH
    Black Bishop 4.2% GH
    Black Mass 6.6% GH
Acorn Barnsley, South Yorkshire Barnsley Bitter 3.8% GH
    Gorlovka Imperial Stout 6.0% GH
Adnams Southwold, Suffolk Bitter 3.7% GH
Adur Steyning, West Sussex Black William 5.0% SB
    Hop Token Citra 4.0% SB
Alechemy Livingstone, West Lothian Citra Burst 5.4% GH
Arbor Bristol Oyster Stout 4.6% GH
    Triple Hop 4.0% GH
Art Brew North Chideock, Dorset Bouncy IPA 5.2% GH
Arundel Ford, West Sussex Wild Heaven 5.2% SB
    Black Stallion 3.7% SB
    Old Knucker 5.5% SB
Ayr Ayr, Ayrshire & Arran HipHopopotamus 4.0% GH
B & T Shefford, Bedfordshire Shefford Pale Ale 4.5% GH
Ballards Rogate, West Sussex Golden Bine 3.8% SB
    Nyewood Gold 5.0% SB
Bank Top Bolton, Lancashire Dark Mild 4.0% GH
Barngates Ambleside, Cumbria Cat Nap 3.6% GH
    Tag Lag 4.4% GH
Baseline Small Dole, West Sussex Decibel DnB Ale 5.3% SB
    Halcyon Hop Haze 4.0% SB
Batemans Wainfleet, Lincolnshire Salem Porter 4.7% GH
Battledown Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Black 7.2% GH
Beachy Head East Dean, East Sussex Legless Rambler 5.0% SB
    South Downs Ale 4.4% SB
Bedlam Albourne, West Sussex Golden Ale 4.2% SB
    Porter 5.0% SB
Brewster's Grantham, Lincolnshire Decadence 4.4% GH
    Marquis 3.8% GH
Brighton Bier Brighton & Hove South Coast IPA 5.0% SB
    The Grand 5.2% SB
    West Pier 4.0% SB
Bingham's Ruscombe, Berkshire Hot Dog Chilli Stout 5.0% GH
Blackjack Manchester Ace High IPA 5.5% GH
Blue Monkey Giltbrook, Nottinghamshire Infinity 4.6% GH
    BG Sips 4.0% GH
Boggart Hole Clough Manchester Cascade 4.0% GH
    Rum Porter 4.6% GH
Bowman Droxford, Hampshire Quiver 4.5% GH
    Eldeardo 3.5% GH
Branscombe Vale Branscombe, Devon Branoc 3.8% GH
Bristol Beer Factory Bristol Milk Stout 4.5% GH
    Nova 3.8% GH
    Sunrise 4.4% GH
Brown Cow Selby, North Yorkshire Capt Oates Mild 4.5% GH
Burning Sky Firle, East Sussex Aurora 5.6% SB
    Devils Rest 7.0% SB
    Plateau 3.5% SB
Burton Bridge Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire Bridge Bitter 4.2% GH
Cairngorm Aviemore, Highlands Trade Winds 4.3% GH
  Nottingham Sheriff's Tipple 3.4% GH
    Elsie Mo 4.7% GH
Caveman Swanscombe, Kent Cavedweller 5.8% GH
    Citra 4.1% GH
    Clovis Point Brown 5.2% GH
    Palaeoilthic 3.8% GH
Conwy Llysfaen, Conwy Honey Fayre 4.5% GH
Cotswold Lion Cobley, Gloucestershire Drover's Return 5.0% GH
    Golden Fleece 4.4% GH
    Shepherd's Delight 3.6% GH
Cotswold Spring Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire Libertine 4.8% GH
    Old Sodbury Mild 3.9% GH
Crouch Vale South Woodham Ferrers, Essex Blackwater Mild 3.7% GH
    Brewers Gold 4.0% GH
    Citra 3.9% GH
Cumbrian Legendry Hawkshead, Cumbria Loweswater Gold 4.3% GH
Dark Star Partridge Green, West Sussex Art of Darkness 3.5% SB
    Bock 5.6% SB
    Critical Mass 7.4% SB
    Hophead 3.8% SB
Derventio Darley Abbey, Derbyshire Cleopatra 5.0% GH
Downlands Small Dole, West Sussex CAM-RAA 7.0% SB
    Pale 4.1% SB
    Pyecombe All Ye Faithful 7.4% SB
Dunham Massey Dunham Massey, Cheshire Dunham Dark 3.8% GH
    Chocolate Cherry 3.8% GH
Elland Elland, West Yorkshire Beyond The Pale 4.2% GH
    1872 Porter 6.5% GH
Everards Narborough, Leicestershire Tiger Best Bitter 4.2% GH
Exeter Exeter, Devon Darkness 5.1% GH
Exmoor Wiveliscombe, Somerset Stag 5.2% GH
FILO Hastings, East Sussex Churches 4.2% SB
    Old Town Tom 4.5% SB
Firebird Rudgwick, West Sussex Firebird Heritage Best 4.0% SB
    Firebird Old Ale 4.5% SB
    Firebird Pacific Gem 4.2% SB
Force Cirencester, Gloucestershire Yankee Zulu 4.0% GH
Flying Monk Hullavington, Wiltshire Bitter 4.2% GH
Franklins Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex Citra IPA 5.5% SB
    English Garden 3.8% SB
Fuzzy Duck Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancs Ruby Duck 5.3% GH
Fyne Cairndow, Argyll Maverick 4.2% GH
    Jarl 3.8% GH
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Brewery Location Beer % Bar
Goacher's Torvil, Kent 1066 Old 6.7% GH
Goddards Ryde, Isle of Wight Fuggle-De-Dum 4.8% GH
Golden Duck Appleby Magna, Leicestershire Wristy Fitzy 4.6% GH
Great Heck Great Heck, North Yorkshire Amish Mash 4.7% GH
    Black Jesus 5.5% GH
Great Orme Glan Conwy, Conwy Atlantis 5.0% GH
Green Jack Lowestoft, Suffolk Golden Best 3.8% GH
Gloucester Gloucester Black Simcoe 6.2% GH
    Galaxy Craft Ale 5.2% GH
Goldmark Poling, West Sussex Ebony Mild 3.5% SB
    Hop Idol 3.7% SB
Grafton   Mild 4.0% GH
Gribble Oving, West Sussex Pukka Mild 3.8% SB
    Sussex Quadhopper 4.0% SB
Growler Pentlow, Essex Old Growler 5.0% GH
Hammerpot Poling, West Sussex Bottle Wreck Porter 4.7% SB
    HPA 4.1% SB
    IPA 5.4% SB
Harvey Lewes, East Sussex 1859 Porter 4.8% SB
    Armada Ale 4.5% SB
    (Royal) Elizabethan 7.4% SB
    Prince of Denmark 7.4% SB
    Sussex Wild Hop 3.7% SB
Hastings St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex Blonde 3.9% SB
    Handmade 5: Galaxy 4.8% SB
    Porter 4.5% SB
Hawkshead Staveley, Cumbria Red 4.2% GH
Hay Rake Littleborough, Lancs Dawn's Called Thyme 4.4% GH
Hepworth Horsham, West Sussex Classic Old 4.8% SB
    Iron Horse 4.8% SB
Highland Birsay, Orkney Island Hopping 3.9% GH
High Weald East Grinstead, West Sussex Best 3.8% SB
    Charcoal Burner 4.3% SB
Holden's Woodsetton, West Midlands Black Country Mild 3.7% GH
Hurst Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex Keepers Golden 4.4% SB
    Winter Watchtower 5.5% SB
Ilkley Ilkley, West Yorkshire Joshua Jane 3.7% GH
Isfield Framfield, East Sussex Premium Blonde 5.2% SB
    Straw Blond 4.1% SB
Jarrow South Sheilds, Tyne & Wear McConnells Irish Stout 4.6% GH
Kelburn Barr Head, East Renfewshire Dark Moor 4.5% GH
Kelham Island Sheffield, South Yorkshire Bete Noir 5.5% GH
Kemptown Brighton & Hove Black 4.5% SB
    Thirty-Three 3.3% SB
Kent Birling, Kent Twelfth Night 7.4% GH
King Horsham, West Sussex Black Symphony 5.0% SB
    Northern Lights 4.2% SB
    Warrior 4.8% SB
Kissingate Lower Beeding, West Sussex Black Cherry Mild 4.2% SB
    Buffalo Black Stout 5.0% SB
    Mandarina Red IPA 4.8% SB
    Mary's Ruby Mild 6.5% SB
Langham Lodsworth, West Sussex Arapaho 4.9% SB
    Halfway to Heaven 3.5% SB
Laine Brighton & Hove Laine's RPA 4.6% SB
    Laine's ESB 4.8% SB
Late Knights Penge, London SE20 Crack of Dawn 3.9% GH
    Frosty Morning 5.7% GH
    Hop o' Morning 4.2% GH
    Worm Catcher 5.0% GH
Loch Lomond Alexandria, West Dumbartonshire 60 shill 3.8% GH
Loddon Dunsden, Oxfordshire Ferryman's Gold 4.4% GH
Long Man Litlington, East Sussex Copper Hop 4.2% SB
    Long Blonde 3.8% SB
    Old Man 4.3% SB
Malmesbury Malmesbury, Wiltshire Day Star 4.1% GH
    King's Wall 5.6% GH
Marble Manchester Chocolate 5.5% GH
    Dobber 5.9% GH
    Ginger 4.5% GH
Mauldons Sudbury, Suffolk Cuckoo 4.3% GH
    Micawber's Mild 3.5% GH
Milk Street Frome, Somerset Funky Monkey 4.0% GH
    Brown Cow 3.8% GH
Moorhouse's Burnley, Lancashire Black Cat 3.4% GH
Mordue North Shields, Tyne & Wear Workie Ticket 4.5% GH
Naked Beer Lancing, West Sussex Indecent Exposure 4.5% SB
    Streaker 4.0% SB
Naylor's Cross Hills, North Yorkshire Pinnacle Bitter 3.9% GH
Oakham Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Citra 4.2% GH
    Jester's Ferret 3.6% GH
Oakleaf Gosport, Hampshire Blakes Heaven 7.0% GH
Old Dairy Rolvenden, Kent AK 1911 4.0% GH
    Blue Top 4.8% GH
    Gold Top 4.3% GH
    Up and Udder 4.0% GH
Orkney Quoyloo, Orkney Blast 6.0% GH
Otley Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan Croes-O 4.2% GH
Outstanding Bury, Lancashire Imperial IPA 7.4% GH
Pin-Up Stone Cross, East Sussex Honey Brown 4.0% SB
    Natrual Blonde 3.8% SB
Prescott Cheltenham, Gloucestershire Spring Season's Best 3.8% GH
Prospect Standish, Lancashire Winter Spice 3.5% GH
Purity Great Alne, Warwickshire Pure Gold 3.8% GH
Purple Moose Porthmadog, Gwynedd Snowdonia 3.6% GH
    Glaslyn 4.2% GH
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Brewery Location Beer % Bar
Ramsgate Broadstairs, Kent Gadd's No.3 5.0% GH
    Gadd's No.7 3.8% GH
    Gadd's Oatmeal Stout 4.6% GH
Raw Staveley, Derbyshire Anubis 5.2% GH
    Pacific Ghost 5.9% GH
    Zenith 3.7% GH
RCH West Hewish, Somerset Old Slug Porter 4.5% GH
Rectory Streat, East Sussex Cross Keys Bitter 4.2% SB
    O Valiant Hearts 4.7% SB
    Plumpton Cross 5.0% SB
Redemption Tottenham, London N17 Hopspur 4.5% GH
Rooster's Knaresborough, North Yorkshire Londinium 5.5% GH
Rother Valley Northiam, East Sussex Ruby Wheat 4.4% SB
    Level Best 4.0% SB
Rudgate Tockwith, North Yorkshire Cousin Marynka 3.9% GH
Salopian Shrewsbury, Shropshire Golden Thread 5.0% GH
    Oracle 4.0% GH
Saltaire Shipley, West Yorkshire Dockfield Porter 5.0% GH
Severn Vale Dursely, Gloucestershire Luverly Jub'lee 4.2% GH
    Nibley Ale 3.8% GH
Skinner's Truro, Cornwall Betty Stogs 4.0% GH
    Ginger Tosser 3.8% GH
Stroud Thrupp, Gloucestershire Big Cat 4.5% GH
    Teasel 4.2% GH
Summer Wine Holmfirth, West Yorkshire Diablo 6.0% GH
    Phia Pale 4.0% GH
    Barista Coffee Stout 4.8% GH
Sunny Republic Winterborne Kingston, Dorset Beach Blonde 4.4% GH
Thornbridge Bakewell, Derbyshire Jaipur IPA 5.9% GH
Titanic Burslem, Staffordshire Lifeboat 4.0% GH
    Stout 4.5% GH
Top Notch Haywards Heath, West Sussex Hop Festival 3.9% SB
Triple fff Four Marks, Hampshire Alton's Pride 3.8% GH
    Pressed Rat & Warthog 3.8% GH
Turners Ringmer, East Sussex American Pale Ale 4.7% SB
    Indian Pale Ale 5.1% SB
Twickenham Twickenham, Greater London Honey Dark 4.8% GH
    Spring Ale 4.4% GH
    Nooksack APA 5.0% GH
Uley Dursley, Gloucestershire Pigormortis 6.0% GH
Weltons Horsham, West Sussex Green Wood Horse 4.3% SB
    Horsham Pale 4.0% SB
    Topper Mild 4.7% SB
Wharfebank Pool in Wharfedale, West Yorkshire Mad George 5.2% GH
Winster Valley Winster, Cumbria Dark Horse 3.5% GH
Yabberton Ebrington, Gloucestershire YPA 4.0% GH
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Replacements (amendments to Festival programme)

Additions: Deletions:
Grafton, Mild, 4% Firebrick, Elder Statesman
Gloucester, Galaxy Craft Ale, 5.2% Hop Kettle, Blizzard
Hay Rake, Dawn's Called Thyme, 4% Stroud, Big Cat
Old Dairy, Spring Top, 4% Old Dairy, AK 1911
Prescott, Spring Seasons Best, 3.8% Prescott, Winter Seasons Best, 3.8%
Summer Wine, Diablo, 6%  
Summer Wine, Phia Pale, 4%  
Summer Wine, Barista Coffee Stout, 4.8%  

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