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2012 (provisional & updated) Beer List

The 29th Festival will be held on Fri 22nd - Sat 23rd March 2019 once again at Brighton Racecourse.

The provisional lists (as at 11 Feb 2012) for the Rest of the UK (split into A-F, G-P and R-Z) and the Sussex beers are below. As ever, 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!).

Update 12/03/12: a last minute change to approximately 20% of the beers in the Main Hall was foisted upon us due to issues with a supplier, and we've recorded them here at the foot of this page for posterity.

You can also download the tasting notes (which will also appear in the Festival programme handed to each attendee) for the Sussex beers (74kb PDF file opening in separate window), with the rest of the UK to follow shortly.

Details of bottled beers, ciders & perries and wines can be found on their own pages.

Rest of the UK

ACORN Wombwell, South Yorkshire
Light Ale (3.6%ABV)
Yorkshire Pride (3.7%ABV)

Peregrine Pale (4.6%ABV)

BLACK ISLE Munlochy, Ross-shire
Chilli Porter (4.6%ABV)
Blue Ball, Runcorn, Cheshire
Laid Back Lucille (3.8%ABV)

Dark Mild (4%ABV)
Rum Porter (4.6%ABV)

BOTANIST Kew Green, Surrey
391 (4%ABV)
Night Porter (5%ABV)

BOWMAN Droxford, Hampshire
Elderado (3.5%ABV)
South Sea Spice (3.9%ABV)

BOX STEAM Holt, Wiltshire
Golden Bolt (3.8%ABV)

BRADFIELD High Bradfield, South Yorkshire
Steel Cow (4.5%ABV)

Wandering Brecons (5%ABV)

BRENTWOOD South Weald, Esssex
Blonde (3.8%ABV)


BREWSTER'S Grantham, Lincolnshire
Stilton Porter (4.9%ABV)

BRIDGEHOUSE Keighley, W.Yorkshire
Barnstormer (4.4%ABV)

BRIGHTSIDE Bury, Greater Manchester
Maverick IPA (4.8%ABV)

Acer (3.8%ABV)
Bristol Stout (4%ABV)

BRODIES Leyton, London E10
Amarilla (4.2%ABV)
Dalston Black IPA (7%ABV)
Old Street IPA (6.6%ABV)

BUXTON Buxton, Derbyshire
SPA [Special Pale Ale] (4.1%ABV)
Tsar (9.5%ABV)

BY THE HORNS Summerstown, London SW17
Diamond Geezer (6.4%ABV)
Stiff Upper Lip (3.8%ABV)

CELT EXPERIENCE Caerphilly, Glamorgan
Iron Age (3.5%ABV)

CHEDDAR ALES Cheddar, Somerset
Mild Cheddar (3.6%ABV)

COTLEIGH Wiveliscombe, Somerset
Tawny Owl (3.8%ABV)

CROUCH VALE South Woodham Ferrers, Essex
Amarillo (5%ABV)

CULLERCOATS Cullercoats, North Tyneside
Lovely Nelly (3.9%ABV)

Troll (4.3%ABV)

DOWNTON Downton, Wiltshire
Dark Delight (5.5%ABV)

DUNSCAR BRIDGE Bolton, Greater Manchester
Steeplejack (3.8%ABV)

EAST LONDON Leyton, London E10
Nightwatchman (4.5%ABV)
Pale Ale (4%ABV)

ELGOOD'S Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Snake Slayer (4.5%ABV)

ELLAND Elland, West Yorkshire
Kama Citra (4.5%ABV)

EXMOOR Wiveliscombe, Somerset
Gold (4.5%ABV)

FAT CAT Norwich, Norfolk
Honey Cat (4.3%ABV)

FIVE TOWNS Wakefield, W.Yorkshire
Roo-barb (5%ABV)

FLOWERPOTS Cheriton, Hampshire
Hopton Pale (4.3%ABV)
Stottidge Stout (4.5%ABV)

FULLERS Chiswick, London W4
1845 (6.3%ABV)
Golden Pride (8.3%ABV)

FUZZY DUCK Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
Pheasant Plucker (4.2%ABV)

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GEEVES Barnsley, South Yorkshire
Smokey Joe (5%ABV)

GERTIE SWEET Eyton, Wrexham
Midnight Mild (3.7%ABV)

GOACHER'S Tovil, Kent
Old 1066 Ale (6.7%ABV)
Real Mild Ale (3.4%ABV)

HAMBLETON Melmerby, North Yorkshire
Nightmare (5%ABV)

HARVIESTOUN Alva, Clackmannanshire
Schiehallion (4.8%ABV)

HAWKSHEAD Staveley, Cumbria
Triple XBP (8.5%ABV)
Windermere Pale (3.5%ABV)

HIGH HOUSE FARM Maften, Tyne & Wear
Black Moss (4.3%ABV)
Nel's Best (4.2%ABV)

HOGS BACK Tongham, Surrey
A Over T [Aromas Over Tongham] (9%ABV)

HOLDEN'S Woodsetton, West Midlands
Black Country Mild (3.7%ABV)

HOLT Cheetham, Manchester
Mild (3.2%ABV)

HOP BACK Downton, Wiltshire
Entire Stout (4.5%ABV)

HOPDAEMON Newnham, Kent
Golden Briad (3.7%ABV)

ILKLEY Ilkley, West Yorkshire
Fireside Porter (4.2%ABV)

IRVING Portsmouth, Hampshire
Admiral Stout (4.3%ABV)

KELHAM ISLAND Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Pale Rider (5.2%ABV)

KENT Birling, Kent
Zingiber (4.1%ABV)

KIRKSTALL Kirkstall, W.Yorkshire
Dissolution IPA (5%ABV)

LONDON BREWING CO The Bull, Highgate London N6

LONDON FIELDS Hackney, London E8
Hackney Hopstar (4.9%ABV)
Landlord (3.9%ABV)

LONGDOG Worting, Hampshire
Bunny Chaser (3.6%ABV)
Lamplight Porter (5%ABV)

MAGIC ROCK Oakes, West Yorkshire
Dark Arts: Surreal Stout (6%ABV)
High Wire: West Coast Pale Ale (5.5%ABV)
+ 1 TBC

MARBLE Manchester
Dobber (5.9%ABV)
Ginger (4.5%ABV)

MERLIN Arclid, Cheshire
The Wizard (4.2%ABV)

MONCADA London W10

NETHERGATE Pentlow, Essex
IPA (3.5%ABV)

OAKHAM Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Citra (4.2%ABV)

OAKLEAF Gosport, Hampshire
I Can't Believe It's Not Bitter (4.9%ABV)

OFFBEAT Crewe, Cheshire
Outlandish Pale (3.9%ABV)

OSSETT Ossett, West Yorkshire
White Rabbit (3.8%ABV)

OTLEY Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan
Croes-O (4.2%ABV)

PALMERS Bridport, Dorset
200 (5%ABV)

PARTNERS Dewsbury, West Yorkshire
Blonde (3.9%ABV)

PHOENIX Hayward, Greater Manchester
White Monk (4.5%ABV)

PICTISH Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Brewers Gold (3.8%ABV)

PROSPECT Wigan, Lancashire
Pioneer (4%ABV)

PURPLE MOOSE Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Calon Lân (4.3%ABV)

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RAMSGATE Broadstairs, Kent
Black Pearl Oyster Stout (6.2%ABV)
Kent Pale Ale (6.5%ABV)

RAW Staveley, Derbyshire
JR Best Bitter (4.2%ABV)
Weiss Geist IPA (5.9%ABV)

RCH West Hewish, Somerset
Old Slug Porter (4.5%ABV)

REDEMPTION Tottenham, London N17
Big Chief (5.5%ABV)
Trinity (3%ABV)
Urban Dusk (4.6%ABV)

REDWILLOW Macclesfield, Cheshire
Feckless (4.1%ABV)
Heartless (4.9%ABV)

ROOSTER'S Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
Cream (4.7%ABV)
Yankee (4.3%ABV)

RUDGATE Tockwith, North Yorkshire
Flaming Longship (4%ABV)

SADLER'S Stourbridge, West Midlands
Hop Bomb (5%ABV)

SALTAIRE Shipley, West Yorkshire
Triple Chocoholic (4.8%ABV)

SAMBROOK'S Battersea, London SW11

SARAH HUGHES Sedgley, West Midlands
Dark Ruby (6%ABV)

STEEL CITY BREWING (currently brewed at the Little Ale Cart Brewery) Sheffield, South Yorkshire

STEWART Loanhead, Midlothian
Coconut Porter (4.5%ABV)

STONEHENGE Netheravon, Wiltshire
Danish Dynamite (5%ABV)

STRINGERS Ulverston, Cumbria
Victoria IPA (5.5%ABV)

SUMMER WINE Honley, West Yorkshire
Barista (4.8%ABV)
Resistance Mild (3.7%ABV)

SURREY HILLS Dorking, Surrey
Ranmore Ale (3.8%ABV)
Shere Drop (4.2%ABV)

TEMPEST Kelso, Borders
Chipotle Spiced Extra Porter (5.6%ABV)
Into the Light Blonde (4.1%ABV)

THORNBRIDGE Bakewell, Derbyshire
Black Harry (3.9%ABV)
Jaipur (5.9%ABV)
Sequoia (4.5%ABV)

TITANIC Burslem, Staffordshire
Lookout (4.4%ABV)

TRIPLE fff Four Marks, Hampshire
Pressed Rat & Warthog (3.8%ABV)

TWICKENHAM Twickenham, Middlesex
Grandstand (3.8%ABV)
Spring Ale (4.4%ABV)

TWO ROSES Darton, South Yorkshire
Barnsley Pride (4.4%ABV)

TYNE BANK Newcastle upon Tyne
Silver Dollar (4.9%ABV)

VIBRANT FOREST Totton, Hampshire
Ginja Ninja (4%ABV)

WAEN Penstrowed, Powys
Blackberry Stout (3.8%ABV)
Chilli Plum Porter (6.7%ABV)

WHISTABLE Grafty Green, Kent
Oyster Stout (4.5%ABV)

WILLIAM BROTHERS Alloa, Clackmannanshire
March of the Penguins (4.9%ABV)

WILSON POTTER Middleton, Manchester
Triple Gem (3.8%ABV)

WINDSOR AND ETON Windsor, Berkshire
Conquorer (5%ABV)
Guardsman (4.2%ABV)
Windsor Knot (4%ABV)

WOLF Besthorpe, Norfolk
Moonlight (2.8%ABV)

WOOD Craven Arms, Shropshire
Twist Grip (4.4%ABV)

WORSTHORNE Burnley, Lancashire
Gold (3.6%ABV)

YORK York, North Yorkshire
Decade (4.2%ABV)

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Sussex Breweries (located in the downstairs Sussex LocALE Bar)

1648 BREWERY East Hoathly, East Sussex
Gold Angel (5.0% ABV)
Ruby Mild (3.6% ABV)
Signature (4.4% ABV)
Triple Champion (4.0% ABV)

Black William (5.0% ABV)

ANCHOR SPRING Littlehampton, West Sussex
Black Pearl (5.2% ABV)
Mild (3.8% ABV)

ARUNDEL Ford, West Sussex
ASB [Arundel Special Bitter] (4.5% ABV)
Black Stallion (3.7% ABV)
Prize Fighter (4.6% ABV)
Trident (5.0% ABV)

BALLARDS Nyewood, West Sussex
Golden Bine (3.8% ABV)
Meltdown (7.4% ABV)
Nyewood Gold (5.0% ABV)
Wassail (6.0% ABV)
Wild (4.7% ABV)

BEACHY HEAD East Dean, East Sussex
Parson Darby's Hole (4.0% ABV)
South Downs Ale (4.4% ABV)

DARK STAR Partridge Green, West Sussex
American Pale Ale (4.7% ABV)
Hophead (3.8% ABV)
Festival (5.0% ABV)
Revelation (5.7% ABV)
Rye and Juniper Hop Back (5.2% ABV)

FALLEN ANGEL East Hoathly, East Sussex
Gamekeepers Bitter (4.1% ABV)
Gardeners Delight (4.2% ABV)

FILO The First In Last Out, Hastings, East Sussex
Cardinal’s Sussex Porter (4.6% ABV)
Churches Pale Ale (4.2% ABV)
Ginger (4.6% ABV)

FRANKLINS Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
Conqueror (5.1% ABV)
EXP (4.2% ABV)

GRIBBLE The Gribble Inn, Oving, West Sussex
Black Adder 2 (5.6% ABV)
Pig’s Ear (6.1% ABV)
Reg's Tipple (4.8% ABV)

HAMMERPOT Hammerpot, West Sussex
Bottle Wreck Porter (4.7% ABV)
Madgwick Gold (5.0% ABV)

HARVEYS Lewes, East Sussex
1859 Porter (4.8% ABV)
Christmas Ale (7.5% ABV)
Hope of Hove (6.5% ABV)
Lewes Castle Brown Ale (4.8% ABV)
Sussex XX Mild Ale (3.0% ABV)

HASTINGS BREWERY Hastings, East Sussex
Hastings Blonde (3.7% ABV)
HPA [Hastings Pale Ale] (4.7% ABV)
Hastings Porter (4.5% ABV)

HEPWORTH Horsham, West Sussex
Classic Old Ale (4.5% ABV)
Dark Horse (3.8% ABV)
Traditional Sussex Bitter (3.6% ABV)

KING Horsham, West Sussex
Brighton Best (4.0% ABV)
Cascade (4.2% ABV)
Kings Old Ale (4.5% ABV)

KISSINGATE Lower Beeding, West Sussex
Best (4.0% ABV)
Chenai IPA (5.0% ABV)
Mary's Ruby Mild (6.5% ABV)
Smelter's Stout (5.1% ABV)

LANGHAM Lodsworth, West Sussex
Hip Hop (4.0% ABV)
Langham Special Draught [LSD] (5.2% ABV)
Flor-Ale (3.8% ABV)

PIN-UP Brighton & Hove (brewed under contract in Essex)
Milk Stout (4.5% ABV)
Natural Blonde (3.8% ABV)

RECTORY Streat, East Sussex
Diamond Jubilee Ale (6.0% ABV)
Old Ale (5.0% ABV)

ROTHER VALLEY Northiam, East Sussex
Chocolate Porter (4.2% ABV)
Hopper's Ale (4.4% ABV)
Smild (3.8% ABV)

SOUTH DOWNS, Small Dole, West Sussex (brewed under contract by Kent Brewery)
New Brew (3.7% ABV)
Devils Dyke Porter (5.0% ABV)

WELTONS Horsham, West Sussex
Headless Horseman (6.0% ABV)
Jagerblind (5.4% ABV)
Triple Crown (4.2% ABV)

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38 beers have been removed, to be replaced by 41 additions (see - 3 more beers! That's how good we are to you!):

ADDITIONS (set out as Brewery, Beer, ABV, Style):
Black Iris, Great Eastern Transatlantic Porter, 4.6%, Old, Stout or Porter
Blue Bee, Bee's Knees, 4.0%, Unusual
Bowman, Quiver, 4.5%, Bitter
Bowman, SHB, 3.7%, Bitter
Brew Wharf, 1930's Heirloom AK, 4.4%, India Pale Ale
Brew Wharf, King Of The Junga, 3.6%, Golden Ale
Brodies, Brainwave, 3.7%, Bitter
Brodies, Citra, 3.1%, Bitter
Buxton, Axe Edge, 6.8%, India Pale Ale
Buxton, Imperial Black IPA, 7.5%, Unusual
Celt Experience, Dr Prices Super Hop, 4.5%, Bitter
Crouch Vale, Nugget, 4.1%, India Pale Ale
Florence, Beaver, 4.8%, Unusual
Florence, Stoat, 5.0%, Unusual
Flowerpots, Bitter, 3.8%, Bitter
Flowerpots, Stormchaser, 4.5%, Bitter
Green Jack, Excelsior, 3.7%, Golden Ale
Green Jack, Gone Fishing, 5.5%, Unusual
Green Jack, Trawler Boys, 4.6%, Bitter
Hardknott, Dark Energy, 4.8%, Old, Stout or Porter
Hardknott, Katalyst, 3.8%, Bitter
Hardknott, Light Cascade, 3.4%, Golden Ale
Highland Brewing Co, Dark Munro, 4.0%, Unusual
Irving, Frigate, 3.8%, Bitter
Irving, Illustrious, 4.7%, Bitter
Longdog, Golden Poacher, 3.9%, Golden Ale
Magic Rock, Curious, 3.9%, Golden Ale
Northern, Snowy Owl, 4.1%, Golden Ale
Oakleaf, Pompey Royal, 4.5%, Bitter
Offbeat, Out Of Step, 5.8%, India Pale Ale
Pilgrim, Progress, 4.0%, Bitter
Red Squirrel, Hopfest, 3.8%, Golden Ale
Sambrooks, Pale Ale, 4.2%, India Pale Ale
Sambrooks, Powerhouse Porter, 4.9%, Old, Stout or Porter
Sambrooks, Wandle Ale, 3.8%, Bitter
Steel City Brewing, Xiberia, 4.8%, India Pale Ale
Tring, Side Pocket For A Toad, 3.6%, Bitter
Twickenham, Black Eel, 5.5%, Bitter
Vibrant Forest, Dark Castle, 5.2%, Old, Stout or Porter
Waen, Festival Gold, 4.2%, Golden Ale
Waen, Scrum and Get It, 4.1%, Bitter

DELETIONS (Brewery and beer only):
Acorn, Yorkshire Pride
Black Iris, Peregrine Pale
Black Isle, Chilli Porter
Botanist, 391
Botanist, Night Porter
Bowman, South Sea Spice
Brentwood, Blonde
Brew Wharf, <Other>
Brew Wharf, <Pale Hoppy>
Brewster's, Stilton Porter
Bridgehouse, Barnstormer
Brodies, Amarilla
Brodies, Dalston Black IPA
Brodies, Old Street IPA
Cheddar Ales, Mild Cheddar
Five Towns, Roo-barb
Hawkshead, Triple XBP
Irving, Admiral Stout
Kent, Zingiber
Kirkstall, Dissolution IPA
London Brewing Co, <Beer #1>
London Brewing Co, <Beer #2>
London Fields, Hackney Hopstar
London Fields, Landlord
Magic Rock, <Beer #3>
Marble, Dobber
Marble, Ginger
Moncada, <Beer #1>
Moncada, <Beer #2>
Nethergate, IPA
Oakham, Citra
Offbeat, Outlandish Pale
Sarah Hughes, Dark Ruby
Tempest, Chipotle Spiced Extra Porter
Tempest, Into the Light Blonde
Twickenham , Spring Ale
Waen, Chilli Plum Porter
Wood, Twist Grip

You can also compare the Provisional Beer Lists from 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 (if you want to see what you've missed!) by clicking these links.



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