The 2019 Malmesbury Beer Festival features 24 beers – 12 from Kent and 12 from Sussex (see below!). In addition, there will be 10 different ciders and one lager plus a cider bar sponsored by the James Dyson Foundation.

KENT

Caveman Brewery,
Swanscombe

  • Palaeolithic 3.8%: Hoppy pale ale with refreshing grapefruit flavours from Cascade hops.
    Sponsor: JOHNSON & DALTRY INDEPENDENT FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES, High Street, Malmesbury. 01666 822200
  • Neanderthal 4.4%: English best bitter with roasted caramel malt and Kentish hops.
    Sponsor: CASTLE SUNDBORN LTD, High Street, Malmesbury. 01666 825200 – Anthony Bather.

Kent Brewery,
Birling

  • Tropic Ale 4.9%: A mouth – watering taste of the tropics in a hotbed of fruity citrusy hops.
    Sponsor: IMSM ISO SPECIALISTS, The Gig House, Malmesbury. 01666 826065
  • Black Gold 4.0%: Dark and mysterious with the easy drinking qualities of a golden ale.
    Sponsor: FIELDER & JONES, VALUERS, ESTATE AGENTS & AUCTIONEERS, Malmesbury. 01666 822601

Tonbridge Brewery,
Tonbridge

  • Coppernob 3.8%: Copper-coloured ale with biscuit and caramel maltiness combined with Golding, Challenger and Fuggles Kentish hops.
    Sponsor: PAUL NEALE UPHOLSTERY, 30 Gastons Road, Malmesbury. 01666 823560
  • Blonde Ambition 4.2%: Full-flavoured blonde bitter with Kentish Challenger and First Gold hops.
    Sponsor: SWEETNAM & BRADLEY LTD, Malmesbury. 01666 823491
  • American Pale 5%: Pale Ale with American Chinook, Cascade and Apollo hops.
    Sponsor: PAUL KERSHAW MPK GARAGES, Melton Road, Leicester. 0116 268 8830

Whitstable Brewery,
Whitstable

  • East India Pale Ale 4.1%: Whitstable’s best-selling beer – a pale ale with a vibrant combination of hops.
  • Winkle Picker 4.5%: Amber best bitter with a contrast of malt and hop.


Hopdaemon Brewery,
Sittingbourne

  • Golden Braid 3.7%: Refreshing golden session bitter hopped with East Kent Goldings and Challenger.
    Sponsor: ABBEY GLASS & WINDOWS, Ivy Road Ind Est, Chippenham. 01666 460103
  • Session 3.8%: Fruity and citrus beer brewed with Kentish Bullion and Challenger hops.
    Sponsor: PHIL GURNHILL ACCOUNTANTS PGA, 103 Gloucester Road, Malmesbury. 01666 829013
  • Skrimshander 4.5%: Copper – coloured English best bitter.
    Sponsor: MIKE KEMP, WHOLE HOG, Malmesbury. 01666 825845
 

SUSSEX

Burning Sky Firle, East Sussex

  • Plateau 3.5%: Pale golden crisp drinking bitter brewed with American and New Zealand hops.
    Sponsor: E&S SHOPS, High Street, Malmesbury. 01666 823183
  • Aurora 5.6%: Premium pale ale with a satisfying blend of malts.
    Sponsor: THE BEECHES HOMECARE SERVICES, Gloucester Road, Malmesbury. 01666 825496

Greyhound Brewery
Chiltington, West Sussex

  • Blonde 3.9%: Golden pale ale brewed with Bavarian lager malt and Hallertauer hops. English yeast though!
    Sponsor: RATCLIFFE & SON GARDEN MACHINERY Est 1870, Westport Ironworks, Foundry Road, Malmesbury. 01666 823222
  • Cosmos 4.5%: Light lemon zest with gentle floral notes give way to a nutty malt backbone.
    Sponsor: MALMESBURY STRIPPERS, Malmesbury Bypass, Malmesbury. 01666 823124

Loud Shirt Brewery,
Brighton

  • Psychedelic 5.1%: A refreshing Citra hopped IPA.
    Sponsor: WOODWORX LTD, BESPOKE JOINERY, Wheatheath Business Park, Corston. 01666 823777
  • Flower Power Blonde 5.1%: A zesty pale wheat beer.
    Sponsor: MALMESBURY SCHOOL OF MOTORING,130 White Lion Park, Malmesbury. 01666 822303 – Ray Sanderson.

Downlands Brewery
Henfield, West Sussex

  • Devils Dyke 5.0%: A deep red malty chocolate porter with a roast coffee finish.
    Sponsor: NIGEL CURTIS MOTOR VEHICLE TECHNICIAN, Gastons Road, Malmesbury. 01666 824703

Franklins Brewery,
Bexhill-On-Sea

  • Lawless 3.8%: Juicy and fruity New England pale ale, hoppy session beer.
    Sponsor: LOOSE ENDS FABRICS & WORKSHOP, Unit 8, Priory Place, Hankerton. 01666 575300
  • What Mama Don’t Know 4.1%: Rejigged best bitter – they don’t want me to know whats in it!
    Sponsor: COMPASS SECURITY SYSTEMS, Homelease, Startley. 01249 720587 0800 6441201

360 Brewery, Uckfield

(Great place for a brewery!)

  • West Coast Pale Ale 5.2%: Californian-style pale ale dry hopped with American hops.

Kiln Brewery, Burgess Hill

  • Southern Pale Ale 5.0%: Tropical fruity pale ale influenced with Amarillo and Citra hops.

Bedlam Brewery,
Plumpton Green

  • Golden Ale 4.2%: Roasted barley combined with Summit and Cluster hops create a satisfying taste.
    Sponsor: JOHN WILKINS TURF CARE, Malmesbury. 07798 680724