‘Ale Be Back!’


The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival 2016, Friday, March 4 from 5pm

The 6th Lewes FC Beer Festival will be held at the Rook Inn, Lewes Football Club on Friday, March 4 from 5pm until late, and there are some spectacular highlights in the first batch of ales released today.

The festival will be a celebration of some of the most celebrated beers & ciders from the Sussex region, from established to new breweries alike, and our friends at CIRCA, will once again be providing some amazing pub grub to compliment the evening.

In an exclusive to the festival, Miles Jenner, Head Brewer at Harvey’s brewery, has kindly released a rare cask of the Harvey’s classic, Star of Eastbourne ale, brewed in casks at 6.5% abv, as well as a one-off out-of-season-special, Bonfire Boy, once again in cask at 5.8%

Details of this year’s entries from world class brewers Burning Sky will appear shortly, but we can announce two very special entries from Horsham’s Kissingate Brewery. The first is Chennai Premium IPA (5%), “Notes of sweet oranges, grapefruit, lemons, resin, pine with a floor roasted malt backbone to carry a lasting bitter sweet finish”, and following on from last years, ‘Six Crows’, re-named ‘6-Rooks’ on the night, we can exclusively reveal ‘Murder of Crows’ , a rare and complex double mashed Imperial Stout coming in at a whopping 10%


Last year’s festival was sold out

Chief Executive of Lewes FC Kevin Miller is looking forward to this years event; “Last year’s festival was superb, with some amazing ales & ciders on show, and I hope that we are able to create an even better one this year. The selection put together by organiser Johnny Marshall show the amazing diversity of flavours and tastes from old and new breweries in this region, and continuing the current renaissance of wonderful ales.”

Tickets are £5 each, which includes tasting notes, a free commemorative Lewes FC pint glass will be available on the night and at the following places: In Lewes, The Gardeners Arms and Hartley’s Wines, in the offices of Lewes FC during the week and at the Club Shop in the stadium on Matchdays, and in the Old Boot pub in Seaford.

This festival will continue from 12:00pm the following day at the Rooks home game against Hendon (kick off 3pm), with the Live BT Sport FA Premier League game between Tottenham & Arsenal kicking off at 12:45pm. Tickets for the game are £11, £6 concession, kids under 16 go free.

For further details contact Kevin Miller on 01273 470820 kevin.miller@lewesfc.com


Author: stuartnoel

Nearly prize winning author of Passport to Football, Budget Airline Football and European Football - A Fans Guide.