2020 Beer list
We’re still finalising our Beer and Cider choices for this year and plan to announce them at the beginning of April giving you plenty of time to plan your session/s. We can tell you that there will be a special St. Georges Day Ale and a St. Georges Day Cider both of which will only be available at the Thursday session to celebrate St. Georges Day and also for the very first time there will be a special Beerex Ale which is being brewed for us by Langham Brewery availabale throughout all sessions of Beerex 2020. And our themed bar this year will feature ‘Yorkshire Breweries’ of which we have ninety-two to choose from.
In the meantime ……………….
Did you know that at the first Beerex in 1977 there were just 24 Breweries represented?
They were: Adnams, Arkell, Bass Charrington, Brakespear, Courage, Davenports, Donnington, Eldridge Pope, Fullers, Gales, Gibbs Mew, Hall & Woodhouse, Hook Norton, Ind Coope, Marstons, Moreland, Morell’s, Paine, Ridley’s, Samuel Smith, Shepherd Neame, Theakston’s, Wadworth and Whitbread.
Sadly, only a handful of these famous breweries still survive. To date, 468 breweries have had their beers displayed at Beerex. Last year the Hog Backs Brewery equalled the record previously held by Donnington for the most appearances; each at 25. Others in the top ten included Hook Norton, Exmoor, Harveys, Hop Back, Cotleigh, Hardy & Hanson and Ringwood. Check back to see the full list for 2020 as soon as our beer committee have worked through those Yorkshire beer options.
For information, our 2019 Beer list is here.......
Thanks to the beer committee we have the earliest ever list of beers for 2019. These are of course subject to some change but the current expectation is right here ! Can't wait !
Download a copy of the programme centrefold to read the details by clicking on the pdf here.
As you will see we are pleased to confirm the special bar for 2019 will be a Welsh bar - Iechyd da!
But then there are the ciders....
and again download the pdf of the ciders and perries by clicking here to see all the details
41st Annual Beer Festival - Beer of the Festival 2017
Members of the 2017 Farnham Beerex Committee met at Tilford Brewery, located next to the Duke of Cambridge to present the brewers, Paul Griffiths and Mark Collins with the award for their Tilford Rushmoor Ripper which was voted as Beer of the Festival 2017 by the customers attending Beerex.
Andy Gilbert, Beer Committee Chairman presenting the award to Paul Griffiths from Tilford Brewery. Also pictured Mark Collins from the brewery (left) and Phil Alexander, 2017 Beerex Chairman.
40th Annual Beer Festival - Beer of the Festival 2016.
We were delighted to announce that the Vibrant Forest Brewery, located on the edge of the New Forest, CYDONIA was chosen as the BEER of the FARNHAM BEEREX FESTIVAL 2016. http://
At the end of July 2016, a great day out was had by the 4 intrepid folk who ventured forth into deepest Lymington in the New Forest. Andy Gilbert, Chair of the beer committee reported "We made the presentation in front of the very nice bar in the brewery which had no less than 10 beers for us to sample." Kevin was very pleased to receive the award for Cydonia and has now won awards across his beer range showing the depth of his brewing prowess. Kevin started the brewery in 2011 in his garage and moved into the current location after quitting his job in 2014 and is going from strength to strength having just added 2 more fermenting vessels to cope with demand."
39th Annual Beer Festival - Beer of the Festival 2015.
We remember Farnham Beerex’s 39th Annual Beer Exhibition was delighted to award Frensham Rambler, from Frensham Brewery the Beer of the Festival award for 2015 and very well deserved it was too! Husband and wife team, Miles and Emily, who own and run the brewery received their award from Beerex Chairman Phil Alexander and members of the committee.