Surrey Craft Beer News

Our blog covers everything from brewery visits and Festival planning to what’s happening in the world of craft ale

2016 DORKING BEER FESTIVAL – STARTS TONIGHT

TODAY’S THE DAY – 31 beers, 8 ciders & perrys We’re all set up and ready to go. Doors open at 6pm tonight at Aviva, Pixham Lane RH4 1QA. Don’t worry if you haven’t booked your ticket yet, they are available on the door. Burgers &...

Beer list announced – Dorking Beer Fest 2015!

It’s here and it’s confirmed. The list for 2015 Dorking Beer Festival. 26 beers from 14 breweries – everything you could wish for from hoppy ones to dark, all delicious and ready for your delectation from Friday night. Very excited to introduce...

Countdown to 2015 Dorking Beer Festival

Just 3 weeks to go and the excitement is building in Dorking. Look out for posters and flyers around the town and tell friends, family and neighbours to get tickets booked for the 2nd Dorking Beer Festival. We’ve finalised the beer & cider list, we’ve...

Today’s the day – 1st Dorking Beer Festival

As the Surrey Craft Beer team work to transform a plain function room into an inviting craft beer venue, the sun is shining and beer arriving at Friends Life. If you haven’t bought a ticket yet don’t worry, you can buy on the door, just turn up from 6pm...

Craft Beer list announced for Dorking Beer Festival 2014

It’s here – all confirmed. 22 beers from 12 breweries, plus local ciders. Don’t forget to book your tickets today for Dorking’s 1st Beer Festival. 16 & 17 May at Friends Life.     BREWERY CRAFT BEER ABV 1 Ascot Ales Alley Cat 3.8 2...

Counting down to Dorking’s first Beer Festival

Just 11 days to go and still so much to do to for the Dorking Beer Festival, but most importantly 22 beers from 12 breweries now confirmed. Cider and perry sorted too with orders placed at Conisbee for delicious meaty burgers, scotch eggs and pies, alongside Norbury...

Forget Space Live, we have lift off in Dorking – tickets on sale NOW!

Thunderbirds we are go! Or that should be ‘Dorking Beer Festival’ we are go. Posters and leaflets check; website check; tickets check – at last ready to sell sell sell. If you see me and my lovely Surrey Craft Beer helpers in and around Dorking over the next few weeks...

Broken collarbone and something smoky brewing in the engine shed

Hidden away in an engine shed at Dorking West station there is something exciting going on… Dorking Brewery (http://www.dorkingbrewery.com/) is brewing today and it’s a smoky number. Looking forward to trying it already. Graham showed me round and introduced me to the...

Meeting the friendly brewers of Surrey – what a nice bunch

Early start today, meeting Jim from the Little Beer Corp (http://littlebeer.co.uk/) at The Barn Café, Newlands Corner at 9am. Only problem is it’s closed. Cuppa in the countryside centre at Newlands then. We pulled up the kiddies chairs and talked beer and what makes...