Some of the breweries at this year’s festival may be old favourites, some may be new to you or you haven’t yet had a chance to try. It’s fair to see we love working in this industry, love the diversity and love working alongside people that share the same passion, drive and love for beer that we do. We’re sure you’ll love them all but here is a sneak preview as to what other breweries are joining us on the day:
5 Points Brewing Co
Founded in 2013, 5 points announced themselves on the burgeoning East London brewing scene with their fabulous Hook Island Red and Railway Porter. Brewing beer for cask, keg and bottle their beers are packed with flavour. This year we will be bringing their outstanding Pale Ale to accompany their much loved Railway Porter.
Hailing from Twyford, Berkshire, Binghams Brewery is set in modest surroundings but produces beer which consistently win awards. Particularly famous for their excellent dark beers, we will be bringing their Twyford Tipple to Beer By the River – a Malty Bitter for those that like their grains as much as their hops .
Founder, Mark Tranter is one of the celebrities of the UK brewing scene. Previously at Dark Star where he created the critically acclaimed Hop Head. Burning Sky is about passion and imagination. Brewing and ageing beers, Mark is creating unique and very different flavours in his part of the South Downs. We will be looking forward to sampling a range of brews from Burning Sky.
Duncan grew up in Salisbury, so he had to choose a beer from close to the town of his youth. Downton Brewery, was not brewing when he was growing up but Martin, their head brewer, creates some amazing beers. We will be featuring their Chimera IPA, often a festival favourite wherever it showcases.
East London Brewing Company
The second of three of our East London breweries featured at Beer by the River. ELB are one of the elder statesmen of the vibrant East London brewing scene, first launching in 2011. Expect well rounded cask beers a new world twist. We will be featuring brews from their Bitter, Golden and Pale range in the hope of sunshine and blue skies.
Based in Yorkshire, Hambleton Ales is one of the original UK microbreweries, with Nick Stafford, their founder, being one of the founding members of the Society of Independent Brewers, now the voice of the small brewers. Despite their age, their beers remain excellent and are not often found this far south.
Hawkshead brewery is another successful brewery from the Lake District, hugely popular in their home county but rarely seen this far South. We are delighted to be bringing their Windermere Pale Ale and Dry Stone Stout for those dark beer lovers.
The brewer’s tradition was brought back to the Yorkshire spa town after a 100 year hiatus in 2009, and like its predecessor the new Brewery built its reputation on the quality of the ingredients and skill of the brewing team.
London Brewing Company
After four years operating brewpubs brewing beer primarily for sale in-house, London Brewing Co has expanded its capacity in order to supply the on trade. The new brewhouse sits inside the trading area at The Bohemia and has the capacity to produce 100 hectoliters of beer a week while customers look on.
Tiny Rebel was born in 2012 when Brad and Gazz, two keen homebrewers, took the step to run their own commercial brewery. Since then, their beers have been running away with awards in Wales. But it is not just their beers that impress, their pump clip and bottle design always turns heads.
Titanic brewery is another brewery that is was part of the original wave of craft breweries in the UK. Founded in 1985 by brothers Keith and Dave Bott, Titanic boast a great selection of beers and now their own pubs scattered around Staffordshire. Their Plum Porter is one of our favourites and a must have addition at any beer festival.
Another one of our featured breweries to have won Champion Beer of Britain. Triple fff are based in Alton, Hampshire and we will be featuring their Moondance Bitter and Dazed and Confused.
Volden are fresh to the brewing scene and an indication of the exciting growth currently happening in craft beer, brewing their first ale in April 2015 their philosophy is to brew high quality British ales using the best ingredients they can source from as close to London as possible. Drink fresh, drink local.
Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Watneys has re-emerged on the British brewing scene after a long hiatus. Another traditional brewery to be revived for its well recognised brewing credentials and focus on quality, we’ll be showcasing Watneys Pale Ale at this year’s Beer by the River .