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.
We are delighted to be joined this year by Hammerpot Brewery! Founded in 2005 with the aim of handcrafting authentic premium real ales, Hammerpot Brewery has become an established and proven 'modern' microbrewery. The ales are brewed near the tiny hamlet of Hammerpot, near Arundel, using water from the South Downs and carefully selected hops, malted barley and wheat. Their ales are truly Sussex born and bred - with many of their ales being named after local and historic events. We welcome them to LoxFest 2018!
A light, refreshing session IPA combining simple sweet malt flavours with crisp citrus and airy floral notes.
A dark ruby ale with a full bodies, rich, sweet, slightly vinous malt character. Lightly balanced with finest English hops.
Golden to pale amber American Pale Ale. Fresh floral hops notes, spicy orange, crisp grapefruit and a hint of caramel.
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!
A Sussex Classic, developed from an old recipe of Bill's Great, Great Grandad. Full malt flavour, robust bitterness, and a subtle dried fruits aftertaste. GLUTEN FREE
The big malt base of this amber ale acts as a great foundation to a storm of modern and traditional hops yielding powerful bitterness, huge aroma and long satisfying finish. A true Session I.P.A. GLUTEN FREE
A wide range of malts and Pacific North West hops create a strong, zesty and aromatic beer with a biscuity character and a slightly sweet finish. GLUTEN FREE
Brewed cool with Czech Saaz hops and matured sub zero for weeks to create a crisp, floral, spicy lager with a lingering finish. GLUTEN FREE
Langham Brewery, founded in 2005, is a multi 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.
We welcome back The Crafty Brewing Company! This award winning micro-brewery, based on a farm in Dunsfold, brews and packages every beer by hand. They select only the very best grain and hops and recycle their spent ingredients and by-products by feeding them to their rare breed pigs. Using brewing methods from the past and cutting-edge science and research they produce a range of delicious, 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 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.
A superb golden ale with a soft fruity nose. A bitter apricot front is followed by more soft fruits and a charming light hoppiness. This was our first regular beer from the Tillingbourne stable and remains our best seller. It was brewed to be light, golden, slightly hopped session ale, with a taste appealing to everyone. It is very easily drunk and complements most meals as its clean taste does not overpower flavours of most dishes.
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.
LoxFest this year will feature a dedicated Pimm's, Prosecco, Wine and Gin Bar! Selling Pimm's by the glass (with all the trimmings!) alongside a fabulous non-alcoholic Pimm's alternative. We will also be selling Prosecco in 20cl individual bottles and Red and White Wine by the glass, all supplied by Taurus Wines. New for 2018 we will have a small selection of local Gins' – please see below for more details.
Cabin Pressure Spirits are a husband and wife team that produce delicious gin in their cunningly repurposed garden shed in Horsham, West Sussex. Each batch is prepared using the finest botanical ingredients that are ground by hand, steeped in organic grain spirit for 48 hours and then vacuum distilled at an ambient temperature. The result is a remarkably smooth and flavoursome gin. Every bottle produced by Cabin Pressure is finished by hand and presented in an elegant ceramic crock. Only when David and Emily are 100% satisfied are they individually numbered and wax sealed.More Information
Silent Pool Gin is a classic gin at heart, full bodied and fresh with depth, clarity and flavour. A rich and clean juniper-driven spirit, Silent Pool Gin is produced using 24 botanicals and the cool, clear spring-water from the Silent Pool itself. Floral notes of lavender and chamomile combine with the freshness of citrus, grounded with the subtle sweetness of local honey, to create a well-balanced gin that is both traditional and refreshingly individual in nature.More Information
Tom Cat Dry Sussex Gin began in early November of 2016. It is a quintessential English gin that combines 6 aromatic botanicals to create a fine smooth gin with juniper at its heart. It is a unique, bright and crisp gin that is beautifully balanced with a lingering finish of orange. The gin has a distinctive flavour that is further enhanced with locally grown coriander and pure Sussex mineral water, rich in minerals, that gives the gin a rounder, fuller flavour.More Information
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 new shop is well worth a visit.
Taurus Wines will be supplying us with 20cl mini bottles of Prosecco and Red and White wine by the glass.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.