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Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex

In early 2011 there was a risk that the Adur Valley would lose its local brewery and so a group of concerned enthusiasts decided to form a co-operative in order to buy the brewing assets and maintain brewing in the area.


Adur Brewery is a co-operative which is a democratic institution run by the members and managed by an elected committee.  Their aim is to brew beer along the lines of CAMRA's LocAle policy, design new beers and enjoy the social side of our business.


Members are encouraged, some of whom are skilled home brewers, to share their best recipes which we can then test, refine and add to our range of quality ales.

Ropetackle Gold, 3.7% abv

A light, refreshing golden ale, exciting on the palette.  Initial sweetness and delicate aroma is balanced by a drier finish.  It can appeal to habitual lager drinkers as a first step into the real ale world.

Hop Token: Amarillo, 4% abv

Hop Token: Amarillo is an amber-coloured bitter showcasing the Amarillo hop.  The aroma is described as flowery, spicy and citrus-like, more specifically you can detect hints of peach and grapefruit.  The hoppiness carries over into the taste, together with notes of toffee, malt and grapefruit.

Velocity, 4.4% Abv

A traditional English bitter with a fresh flavour at the lower end of the bitterness scale.  A handful of the ruinously expensive German Hallertauer hops are added just before the beer is fermented and the result has excellent aroma and just a hint of an old-fashioned marmalade.

Black William, 5% abv

A rich black coloured stout with a creamy head. Powered by Target hops, it is in the middle of the bitterness scale and contains a very high proportion of chocolate malt that contributes to the dark chocolate aroma and roasted flavours.

Happy Ever After, 5.2% abv

A celebration ale originally brewed for the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton which took place on Friday April 29th 2011.  Happy Ever After is an intensely hoppy bitter with a hint of Seville oranges leading to a long herbal finish.

Steyning Special, 5.5% abv

Steyning Special is a strong, slightly spicy and lightly hopped ale reminiscent of those of the Edwardian era.  It has a bitterness characteristic of English ales, leading to a long finish.

Merry Andrew, 6.2% abv

A dark strong ale with a creamy head.  Initial sweetness with hints of chocolate are balanced by a drier middle and end.  Comments received include: “A dark, smooth beer with fruity flavours and a bitter finish”; “Smells good and tastes very good -very, very moreish”; “Punching above its weight.”

Very Merry Andrew, 9.2% abv

Initial sweetness & strong flavour this dark, very strong, slightly bitter & mildly hopped ale is like Merry Andrew on steroids.  With a pronounced warming malty character, it is best sipped. Due to the way the yeast operates at high abc, each batch is unique.

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