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

Click on the links below to visit the required page. Note the some pages below (particularly archives) lead on to further pages.

Home & News
  • Home page - the landing page seen first by most visitors to the site
  • Current News - the place to look for all the news about this year's festival
  • Articles - every now and then, someone will pen a more detailed article about the festival
  • Photos - see for yourself what the festival looks like
  • News Archive - every news article from previous years' festivals (from 2006 onwards)

Drinks & Food
  • Current Beer List - once we have it (usually around mid-to-late January), this will show the most up-to-date list for the upcoming festival
  • Bottled Beer List - a list of all the bottles we hope to have in stock
  • Cider & Perry - it's not all about the beer, you know...
  • Wine - details of the English wines on offer
  • Food - you'll be needing something to soak all of the above up!
  • Archived Lists - come and have a look at what you could have won
  • Downloads - downloadable beer lists from festivals present (when ready) and past, for those of you who like to indulge in a little forward planning!

  • Ticket Sales - how to get hold of tickets, and how much you'll need to pay
  • Pub Ticket Outlets - more about the fine establishments that help to distribute the tickets for us

Festival Info
  • Venue - all about Hove Town Hall, the venue kind enough to keep letting us come back
  • Charity - details of the local charity that will benefit from your kind donations
  • Music - find out who'll be playing and when at the next festival
  • Links - your chance to find out more about our suppliers and supporters

Get Involved
  • Volunteer - fancy helping out behind the bar or with one of the other tasks our band of volunteers carries out to help the festival flow smoothly?
  • Organise - details of the organising committee who work behind-the-scenes for months in advance, and information about any vacancies
  • Campaign - more about CAMRA and what you can do to help the cause of real ale

What to Expect
  • What is real ale? - information for beginners and seasoned drinkers alike
  • Ale styles - details of different types of ale, and how these correspond to the programme key
  • First Time Visitor? - if you've never been to the Sussex Beer & Cider Festival (or any beer festival) before, this helps explain some of the basics
  • First Time Volunteer? - to help new volunteers get to grips with what to expect

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