Sussex Life Awards - Winner

Long Man Brewery are delighted to announce that we have won Green Business of the Year 2019

Long Man Brewery are delighted to announce that we have won Green Business of the Year 2019 at the Sussex Life Food, Drink & Hospitality Business Awards. We are delighted to be recognised in this way as we are passionate about producing our beer at one with the beautiful surroundings we are rooted in.

Inspired by the beauty of the surrounding natural landscape, environmental responsibility and sustainable farming practices are at the heart of everything we do.

All the water used in our beers – approximately 1 million litres per year – is drawn from our own bore hole sunk 60 metres into the aquifer beneath the chalk downs. We use an advanced UV filtration system followed by ‘Burtonisation’ to ensure the water is perfect for brewing. Waste water is treated on site and returned to the land via irrigation.

We use ‘whole cone’ hops sourced from Sussex, Kent, and beyond, to give the perfect flavour and aroma.

We ‘pitch’ our house yeast into every brew so that we can then harvest and re-pitch from each freshly fermented batch. This not only recycles our yeast but ensures the consistent character in all our beers.

A bank of 100 solar panels on the roof of the farm’s grain store generate 25kva of electricity per year to help power the Brewhouse.

We believe in supporting local employment and our workforce of over 16 is sourced from the surrounding towns and villages.

Brewery Tasting Room & Shop

Brewery Shop & Tasting Room

We are excited to announce that, after 7 months of tricky refurbishment, our beautiful and historic Brewery Shop and Tasting Room is nearing completion. We will be opening the doors for the first time at 10:00am on Saturday 8th December, we would like to invite you to join us and learn more about the Long Man Brewery story.

On site we will have cask ale always available to sample or take away and our full range of bottled beer, gifts, clothing and merchandise available to purchase.

On Saturday 8th December there will also be a brewer on site to talk you through our beers and answer any brewing questions you might have. Hope to see you on Saturday!

Find out more here

Record 6 international awards

Long Man Brewery celebrates a record 6 international awards

We are proud to announce we have won a total of six awards at this years World Beer Awards and International Beer Challenge, two prestigious awards events judged through blind tastings undertaken by a panel of industry experts, brewers and sommeliers. The award winners are established through a rigorous judging process – a highly controlled operation of intense blind tastings by panels of more than 60 respected and experienced industry professionals.

Samples are delivered to the judging area in flights of numbered tasting glasses to ensure the accuracy of the blind tasting. Each product is blind tasted and awarded a score for its aroma, appearance, taste and finish. Scores are collated and recorded by the table captain before Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals are awarded.

Copper Hop – International Beer Challenge, Bronze
Wild Man – International Beer Challenge, Bronze
Old Man – International Beer Challenge, Silver
Copper Hop – World Beer Awards, UK Gold Medal
Long Blonde – World Beer Awards, UK Bronze Medal
Old Man – World Beer Awards, UK Country Winner


SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards 2018

We are proud to announce that Long Man Brewery has won a Gold, Silver and Bronze at the recent SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards 2018 which were held as part of the annual Juddians RFC Beer Festival in Tonbridge. The awards saw 348 beers in cask, bottle and can compete in blind tastings conducted by a panel made up of fellow brewers, Supplier Associates, members of the press, local CAMRA members and beer enthusiasts.

Copper Hop (4.2%) won Gold in its new 500ml bottled format for British Bitters up to 4.4%, our Wild Man (5.2%) IPA won bronze in 500ml bottle in the Premium Pale Ales 4.4%-5.4% and Old Man followed up its ‘Worlds Best Dark Beer award with a Bronze in the Cask dark beers up to 4.4% category.

All these beers are available to buy direct from the brewery.

Old man Wordl's Best Dark mild Beer 2017

Old Man declared World’s best at World Beer Awards

Five international award successes for Sussex Based Long Man Brewery as Old Man is declared ‘World’s Best Dark Mild Beer 2017’ at the World Beer Awards.

Long Man Brewery are thrilled to announce that we have been recognised a total of five times across the world’s two leading beer competitions.

Over 1900 beers from more than 36 countries were entered into this year’s World Beer Awards, judges blind tasted and scored the entries through two rounds of judging. The ever-popular beer Old Man was voted best dark mild beer in the world by judges and will now progress to the final round of tastings in late September to challenge for the honour of ‘World’s Best Beer’ across all styles and countries. This original dark beer has soft malt notes of coffee and chocolate that combine with a pleasant light hoppiness to create a rich, full tasting Old Ale of times gone by.

Head brewer Jamie Simm said; “We are absolutely delighted and flattered at this monumental award, everyone in the Long Man team couldn’t be prouder. We work hard to create great examples of traditional styles of cask ales and Old Man is the epitome of that”

In addition to the award for Old Man, awards were also received for Best Bitter, UK Silver and Long Blonde, UK Bronze. In the last two years, Long Man have now had three beers voted best in UK in their respective categories.

In the same week, it was also revealed that two more medals were awarded at the International Beer Challenge. Best Bitter won a Silver Medal and Long Blonde picked up a Bronze in their respective categories.

Since the breweries inception in 2012 Long Man have now won a total of thirty two awards for their range of carefully crafted ales.

International Brewing Awards 2017 Bronze

Old Man wins at the International Brewing Awards

We are proud to announce that Old Man has won a prestigious Bronze Medal at the International Brewing Awards. 982 beers were submitted from 187 breweries from over 50 countries, the breweries ranged from micros to regionals to multi-national companies. The beers were judged by a panel of 45 Judges from 16 different countries on 6 continents. We are extremely proud that our beer has been recognised in such a prestigious competition. Old Man is available to purchase in bottles here.

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The Beer Awards 3 Star

Three awards at Beer Award 2016

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have won three awards at the Inaugural Beer Award 2016. Judged by a panel of 10 expert judges, the beer awards is a real benchmark of beers judged on appearance, aroma, balance and flavour. The Beer Awards state ‘Using the world-renowned IWSC Group judging process, each product submitted into The Beer Awards will be subjected to a rigorous ‘double blind’ tasting followed by random technical analysis. The judging process will employ the same rigour as all IWSC Group competitions with strict blind tasting by leading beer experts.’

At the 2016 awards Long Man Brewery have achieved 3 Star Medals for the following Beers; Long Blonde, Best Bitter and American Pale Ale.