LoxFest would not be complete without the great choice of refreshments. Our beers and ciders are sourced from local breweries and we try to provide a good selection of both flavours and strengths to suit most palates.
The details below show the local breweries that we will be working with again this year. The beers that we are planning to provide will be updated as they are confirmed, but one or two may vary on the day. There will also be an opportunity to take some of our favourite beers home in carry out containers, quantities permitting. Our Pimm's and Prosecco tent will be returning again this year - serving traditional Pimm's (and a non-alcoholic alternative) and Prosecco as well as our selection of wine. A selection of quality wines will be available throughout the day. These have been supplied by Taurus Wines.
Bill and Richard are qualified Master Brewers who renewed an old friendship to create Firebird Brewing Company. Their Brickworks Brewery in Rudgwick brews examples of the best traditional beers from around the world but is more than just a place to make beer. They have an onsite Shop which sells their crafted beer, a selection of wine and Silent Pool Gin. They also have a mezzanine bar where you are guaranteed a warm and friendly greeting and you can watch the beer being made while you enjoy a pint (or two!) - definitely worth a visit!
This is an amber beer with a fresh and hoppy aroma. It has a fruity malt character with a lingering and pleasant bitterness. It's a traditional Best Bitter brewed from Bill's Great Great Grandfather's original 'Double X' recipe.
an intensely hopped Pale Ale with a big aroma and intense bitterness that punches well above its ABV.
This crisp, floral and spicy Czech style lager is brewed with Czech hops and matured for an amazing 8 weeks. A glass of incomparable smoothness!
Langham Brewery, founded in 2005, is an award-winning independent West Sussex micro-brewery producing cask-conditioned real ale. Based in an 18th Century granary barn in the picturesque village of Lodsworth on the Cowdray Estate, the brewery has already secured more than 25 awards for its real ales. James, Lesley and their team now produce over 15 different real ales and welcome visitors for one of their guided brewery tours.
A classic blonde beer, clean and crisp, loaded with floral hop aroma. The pale malt flavour is overtaken by a pleasing dry and bitter finish. This 4 x award winning ale is Langham Brewery's best selling blonde.
An auburn beer with rich complex flavours and a deep red glow. Sweet maltiness is balanced by spicy hoppy aromas and a gently dry finish. Definitely a pint to savour.
Returning again this year will be The Crafty Brewing Company! This micro-brewery is based in a stable block on a farm in Dunsfold and they brew and package every beer by hand. They use both brewing methods from the past and cutting-edge science and research to produce a range of fine quality beers.
This is a pale-straw coloured beer with robust, international flavours of hops and malts that form a smooth and complex drinking experience. A refreshing Pale Ale to be enjoyed throughout the day.
This Golden Ale brings a wonderful balance of sweet floral notes and a subtle orange finish making it an excellent session beer.
The Dark Star Brewing Company, born in 1994, started in the cellar of The Evening Star Pub in Brighton. The business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money they didn't have. Having gone from strength to strength, they are now sited in Partridge Green, West Sussex, in a 45 barrel brewhouse. In March 2013, the Dark Star Foundation was established to support good causes, fund entrepreneurs and help people raise money for charity.
A clean drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes. This beer is full bodied and full flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.
This award winning chestnut bronze-coloured bitter has a smooth mouth feel and freshness. This is a classic style bitter brewed as a Dark Star version of Festive, a former great Sussex beer from King and Barnes.
The Tillingbourne Brewery, located close to the picturesque village of Shere, opened its doors to discerning lovers of fine ale in December 2011. The Brewery is housed in two barn style buildings, has a delightful courtyard feel and plenty of character. They currently have three 17 barrel fermenters which enables them to brew 4896 pints of ale a week.
This is an extremely refreshing light golden ale that tastes well above its ABV and is the perfect ale to quench your thirst. Dry hopped with plenty of Citra hops, this ale has won 4 awards.
This IPA is packed with 7 American Hops and has a citrusy rich sweetness followed by a powerful hoppy bitterness. Winner of Best Golden Ale of Festival at Woking Beer Festival in 2013 and 2015.
Mr Whitehead's Cider Company, based between Alton and Petersfield in the Hampshire countryside, produce traditional hand crafted ciders from locally sourced apples as well as fruit ciders, perries, juices and cider vinegar.
A light and dry cider, made using a traditional method - perfect for quaffing! Made from many varieties of apple, the pulp is soaked before a second pressing to extract the remaining juice. Often a cloudy cider, at 3.8% its perfect for keeping your thirst at bay!
This starts life as a light cider of about 3%. Fresh strawberries are then added to the fermented drink, allowed to infuse for a couple of weeks before being lightly pressed. This delightful cider is light pink in colour with a medium to sweet taste.
We will again be running our dedicated Pimm's and Prosecco stand at LoxFest this year! Selling Pimm's by the glass (with all the trimmings!), Prosecco in 20cl mini bottles and Red, White or Rose Wine in mini bottles. This stand will be open from 1pm until 6pm - with wine continuing to be available at the bar.
Taurus Wines is an award winning, independent wine merchant who have been serving the local area with fine and party wines, Champagne, spirits and local beers and cider for many years. They specialise in providing competitively priced wines, expert advice and even exceptional Italian crystal glasses to drink it from! They have a wide range of products available and their little cow shed is well worth a visit.
Taurus Wines will be supplying us with 20cl bottles of Prosecco and Red, White and Rose Wines in mini individual bottles.More Information
These are a selection of the Ales we hope to have available but are subject to change depending on brewery availability. Full details of all Ales available will be provided in the bar area, along with tasting notes. There will also be an additional Lager available.