C.A.S.K. Events

Every beer is unique and so are the brewers that produce the beer. We have hosted some of the best in Sussex.

next event

friday 28th april @ 20:00 @ the kingston community pavilion

committee selection

At the April we will be sampling 5 Yorkshire beers selected by the CASK  Committee. These beers are fine examples of their style and we will have a bit of fun guessing what they are.

The ticket price includes beers and snacks – if you have a particular favourite beer you would like to showcase feel free to bring some along!

Please Note – April’s event is on Friday 28th April from 20:00 – 22:30 at the Kingston Community Pavilion.

 

Kingston

previous events

Thursday 22nd february @ 19:30 @ the kingston community pavilion

gun brewery

Gun brew at Gun Hill, on a beautiful 140 acre organic mixed farm in the Sussex Weald. The farm has a history of hop growing and some survive to this day in the hedgerows.

In 2014 they spent a year refitting a barn, and installing all the equipment ourselves, before selling their first pint in January 2015. In making their beer they aim to tread lightly on their surroundings. Gun generate much of their own power from a 15kw solar array; heating from a wood powered boiler and our spent grains keep the local livestock happy.

All the water used for brewing comes from a spring source deep below the organically farmed land. The water is microfiltered and UV treated to ensure its purity without the need for chemicals. It’s delicious and great for brewing.

 

Thursday 15th DECEMBER @ 19:30

bedlam Brewery

Our Guest Brewery is the splendid Bedlam Brewery, who now brew just down the road at the foot of the Downs in Plumpton. They started up in 2011 initially situated in the Albourne wine estate before moving to their current location in 2015. Their name comes from the Bedlam Road that runs through Hurstpierpoint, close to where they started life.

They have strong environmental connections reflecting their rural National Park location; brewing is solar – powered, and they recycle as much as possible. Vegan versions of all their beers are available. A number of their beers have a Bowie link in the name – “Ground Control” (Coffee Porter), “Hunky Dory” (IPA) & a “Bowie” selection box! They brew a wide range from their “Benchmark” cask Best Bitter to modern – style keg beers such as “Wilde” Pale & “Liberty’ APA. They have strong local charity credentials too, and 5% of sales of their “Kelp” Porter goes to the rewilding Kelp forests project off our local coast (good luck with all that sewage….).

They are bringing an interesting selection of beers for us to taste including cask & keg; we will have beer containers so you lucky lot can take fresh draught beer home with you as well as cans / bottles! There will be food of some kind, & maybe something else…….

Thursday 17th novemeber

Furnace Brook Brewery

Furnace Brook (between Hailsham & Herstmonceux) is not just a micro brewery, but has it’s own hop farm (one of only 60 left in the UK), is an organic farm growing fruit & veg, a fishery with a large lake, a forest school, and an outdoor education centre running many rural craft courses during the year. They also do a massive amount of charity work. The lady coming, Diane (Head Brewer) is a 6th generation Pearly Queen from Kings Cross/St. Pancras. Meat or vegan pies from Piglet’s Pantry, Worthing. There will be music……

 

Thursday 20th october

loud shirt Brewery

Crafting fresh American inspired brews for the British crowd. From low ABV all the way up the scale, Loud Shirt beers are fresh and full of flavour. Their lineup includes our core brews as well as (Exp)erimental series, exploring new styles, hops, and yeasts.

Thursday 29th September

FIREBIRD Brewery

Firebird are an award winning craft brewery, producing an impressive selection of delicious Craft Beer. They brew excellent examples of the best beer styles from around the world in their modern brewery situated in a renovated brick works.

 

Since beginning in 2013 Firebird have produced American Pale Ales, Pilsner Lagers, Hefe-Weizen Beers, Belgian Pale Ales, Dopplebocks, Session I.P.A.’s and of course traditional Best Bitters. Their latest brew is a DIPA (Double Hopped IPA) called The Twins.

Thursday 28th july, 2022

Three Acre Brewing

This is another very new enterprise started by 3 lads who were school friends; They brew out of a farm at Blackboys, East Sussex, with a webshop, but no Taproom.

Their priority is traditional cask ale, and they brew with UK ingredients, but try to develop new styles within these constraints. Their latest brew is a Blood Orange IPA.

Their beers are beginning to pop up regularly now locally in the Gardener’s, Black Horse, & Brewers Arms.

Thursday 30th june, 2022

Abyss

ABYSS is a forward thinking Micro brewery born in Lewes, East Sussex. From dark to light they brew modern beers with BIG personalities. Their core range of IPA’s including DANK MARVIN, TROPICAL THUNDER, DREAMZ enjoy a loyal following.

In February 2020 Abyss won the BREW LDN Accelerator Competition beating 19 other fledgling breweries to the prize.

Thursday 26th May, 2022

Burning Sky

Burning Sky was set up in 2013, and in their short life of 9 years have been a phenomenal success, now being regarded as one of the very best breweries not just in the UK, but internationally! They were voted 4th Best new Brewery in the World in 2014 by Ratebeer, and the star who set up the brewery, Mark Tranter, was voted Brewer of the Year in 2014 by the British Guild of Beer Writers. In 2018 they were voted best UK Drinks Producer by the BBC Good Food & Drink awards – this covers ALL drinks producers, not just breweries!

The brewery is in a beautiful refurbished barn at the back of lovely Firle, right at the foot of the Downs. There is no taproom, or shop – you can only order their beer on line, or get it in pubs & craft beer outlets. They brew 2 cask beers which feature regularly locally in pubs like the Black Horse, Brewer’s Arms, Gardener’s, & Snowdrop – Plateau, a pale ale at 3.5% (not a million miles away from Dark Star Hophead..) and Aurora, a premium heavily – hopped pale ale at 5.6% (rather similar to Dark Star Revelation…).  Burning Sky have gone more for keg beers from the start, and again you will find Arise, a 4.4% Pale Ale, and Easy Answers, a 6% IPA in many local pubs.

Thursday 31st march, 2022

Unbarred

UnBarred was established in 2014 from the shed of the founder and Head Brewer Jordan Mower. Born of a passion to brew uncompromising and exciting beer, the original flagship IPA won the Bev Robbins Award for the Best Sussex Beer in its first year of production. Soon outgrowing the shed they moved onto gypsy brewing, enabling them to grow production and hone the craft, working together with other fabulous breweries.

Unbarred Logo
Unbarred Taproom

Thursday 24th february, 2022

Hepworth & Co.

Andy Hepworth started brewing in Reading almost directly after University. He moved to Horsham in 1980 and within five years became the youngest Head Brewer in the country, winning many awards.

The long-standing tradition of brewing in Horsham came to an abrupt halt in 2000 with the sale of its last brewery and so Andy, determined to maintain that tradition, joined up with the key members of the brewing team in order to create Hepworths, an independent brewery aiming to build its own range of quality brands, while maintaining flexibility for contract work.

Response to the new venture was huge; finance was built from pooled redundancy payments and contributions from family and friends. The Company was established in 2000 and started production in 2001; it is constantly expanding.

Hepworth Brewery

Thursday 27th january, 2022

Cellarhead

Cellar Head Brewing Company is an award-winning independent microbrewery on the East Sussex & Kent border. A brewery to appeal to multiple generations, beer tastes and styles. Using the finest of English grown malts and hops as well as selected others from around the world.

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Cellarhead Taproom

Thursday 16th december, 2021

Harvey’s

£480 raised for the St Peter and St James Hospice.

This month we have a special Christmas event where we welcome Harvey’s and a selection of their beers; there is also a cheese pairing and quiz included in your ticket. Harvey’s are donating their fee to charity and as C.A.S.K. we have decided to emulate this gesture. This means that we have increased the event fee as a one-off to £20 with all event proceeds being donated to St Peter and St James Hospice.

 Harvey’s Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Sussex. A family business, the brewery has been in the guardianship of seven generations of John Harvey’s descendants since 1790, with five family members from the seventh and eighth generations currently working here.

 The quiz will be based on this years CASK sessions and will be emailed to you separately with instructions! There will be prizes on the night….

Harveys Logo
Harveys Best Bitter

Thursday 25th november, 2021

360 DEGREES BREWING COMPANY

360 started brewing in 2013, and have steadily increased sales & capacity ever since. The brewery is based at Sheffield Park, East Sussex, right alongside the famous Bluebell Railway. Their name comes from the fact that the brewery is situated right on the Greenwich Meridian.

360 Logo
360 Beer

Thursday 28th october, 2021

LANGHAM BREWERY

Langham is an independent steam-heated microbrewery situated between the Sussex towns of Midhurst and Petworth in the beautiful South Downs National Park. Their passion is to produce innovative, distinctive and flavoursome craft beers using quality ingredients and traditional and contemporary skills.

Langham Brewery Logo
Langham Brewery Taproom

Thursday 30th SEPTEMBER, 2021

LONG MAN BREWERY

Long Man are rooted in sustainability and believe in looking after the environment. They produce Naturally Excellent Beer whilst giving back to the land.

Long Man define craft as handmade, locally sourced, and above all sustainable, they believe this is evident in every pint of their award winning beers. Using lovingly grown ingredients to brew a golden craft pale ale with a distinctive hoppy aroma and a crisp, clean bitterness on the finish.

Long Man Brewery Logo
Long Man Beers

Thursday 26th AUGUST, 2021

DARK STAR

The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of a pub in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar.

As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money we didn’t have.

A few years on, well 25 plus actually, we find ourselves in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45 barrel brewhouse. It’s all been a bit of a blur really.

None of us really wanted to leave the cellar of the pub, but apparently more and more people liked drinking the same beers as us, so we needed to brew more…

What’s in a name…

The brewery is named after a song by the band The Grateful Dead, although if you have a heard a different story, use that, never let the truth stand in the way of a good yarn.

Dark Star Hop Head

Thursday 29th july, 2021

Cloak + Dagger/Hand Brew Co.

Our guest brewery for July was Cloak + Dagger near Worthing. Hand Brew Co. share the space and we will have beers from both,

In late 2020 the teams commissioned a brand new, high quality, steam heated brewery in Worthing, West Sussex. It features a 2,000 litre brew kit with four 4,000 litre fermenters, an automated canning line and large 5oC cold store meaning they can produce, package and store beer in the best possible conditions.

The space is shared by Hand Brew Co. and Cloak + Dagger Brewing, both breweries beers feature in the taproom.

Shop links below, enter KSTON15 and you’ll receive 15% off your entire order.

Cloak and Dagger Brewery
Hand Brew Co Brewery

ONly with love – 24/06/2021

Our guest brewery for June is the Only With Love Brewery, who are based near Uckfield.

You may remember the excellent Holler Brewery, originally called Holler Boys based near Blackboys. They opened a brand new brewery / taproom just off Preston Circus, in Brighton. This was then taken over by the Unbarred Brewery.

Only With Love is a new project started by the brewer who started the Holler project.

As before, apart from plenty of lovely beers to taste in the hall, there should be a chance to purchase further supplies to take home, so bring some cash.

Only With Love Beers

franklins – 27/05/2021

Franklins is based in Ringmer…..

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downlands – 26/11/2020

Downlands Brewey is based in Small Dole…..

Downlands Brewery

cask meetings

Last Friday of the Month

8.00PM - 10:30PM

location

Kingston Community Pavilion

Contact

email

hello@craftalesociety.com