Welcome to the Hammerpot Brewery Website
Nestled in the foothills of the South Downs, 2 miles east of Arundel and close to the hamlet of Hammerpot lies Hammerpot Brewery.
The brewery was set up in 2005 with the aim of producing authentic local real ale and is classed as a micro brewery (producing less than 15,000 barrels per year).
Our brewer Lee, was born and bred in West Sussex and is passionate about his beer. He first got the bug for real ale and brewing in his teenage years when working as a cellarman in Worthing. Into his early twenties he could be regularly found in a steamy kitchen boiling his wort in an old Burco boiler. He has a background in cosmetics manufacturing and has worked for COSi, The Body Shop and Estée Lauder in the development and manufacture of new products - perfect training for a master-brewer in the making.
By August 2005 our first batch of Meteor ale was brewed and within just nine months of setting up Hammerpot Brewery, Lee had created an award winning ale. Woodcote Bitter won a bronze award in the premium bitter category at the SIBA Southern Regional competition in Ealing in 2006.
Our first beers, Meteor and Red Hunter, were named after aircraft that flew from Tangmere and set air speed records over the seafront at Littlehampton and Rustington. Woodcote and Madgwick Gold, have been named after corners at Goodwood motor circuit. The Bottle Wreck Porter has a maritime theme associated with the Sussexcoast. More recently we have replaced the Meteor with our new Shooting Star.
We have grown steadily since 2005; doubling the brew length to 5 barrels, increasing fermenting capacity and installing bottling equipment enabling us to produce our own bottle conditioned beers. Our beers and regular seasonal ales can be found in numerous pubs and shops across Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire and through the Hammerpot Brewery online shop
More recently Hammerpot Brewery’s Bottle Wreck Porter won the Camra CBOB (Champion Beer of Britain) Porter category for the South East and went to the National Winter Beer Festival in Manchester 2012, scooping the Gold award in it's category.