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Lister’s Beers are brewed by the sea in the beautiful West Sussex countryside using English Maris Otter barley and the finest whole leaf hops.

Best Bitter (3.9%)
is a traditional English ale in style and because it’s triple hopped has a depth of flavour that’s not often found in beers of this strength. It’s amber in colour with a toffee fruity nose. It’s full flavoured, balanced and moreish.

Special Ale (4.6%)
is a premium bitter. It’s darker and traditional in style. It’s russet brown in colour, has roasted and toasted malted notes on the nose and is smooth, rich and satisfying.

Golden Ale (4.1%)
is light and refreshing. It’s ochre in colour, has rounded citrus notes and is lightly hopped making it an ideal session ale.

Limehouse Porter (4.1%)
is a traditional Porter, dark in colour, with hints of coffee and molasses. It’s surprisingly light and makes for easy drinking. One of Lister’s favourite haunts was the East End of London; home to the River Porters, after whom the drink was named.

IPA (4.3%)
Traditionally, India Pale Ales were heavily hopped to help survive the long hot journey to the sub-continent. Ours is a traditional style IPA but not over-hopped. Full-flavoured, yet light and refreshing with a restrained bitterness; amber in colour with citrus notes and made for easy drinking.


Lister’s Brewery has been producing fine ales in the beautiful West Sussex countryside since 2014. Our beers are designed to be easy drinking favourites that reflect the quality of the ingredients used.

After starting on a tiny scale in 2012, the brewery was increased to a commercial size and moved to Ford in 2014. Our first beer, Lister’s Best Bitter (Triple Hopped), was soon joined by Lister’s Special Ale, a darker Premium Bitter described as “smooth and full of rich toasted malt”. In 2015 Lister’s Golden Ale and our surprisingly light Limehouse Porter joined the range. This summer we introduced our IPA, a traditional style India Pale Ale which, like all Lister’s beers, is made for easy drinking.

Who was Lister?

Lister's Brewery is named after our fondly remembered family pet terrier. Lister loved to be the centre of attention on any pub visit. He liked nothing more than to wander the floors of an East End pub looking for discarded pork scratchings, the odd splash of spilt beer and any human affection going. It was always easy to find him – you just had to look for the person bending down to stroke him.

For the Red Dwarf fans amongst you – yes he was named after the main character, Dave Lister, after he was re-homed from Battersea Dogs Home!

About us

Lister’s Brewery started as a family affair; Alan looks after the finance and admin. Son, Philip, having been a trader in the city, is the brewer and daughter Katie, who has worked in food and drink and local government public relations, takes care of marketing, design and all the creative bits.

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For sales and any other enquiries call Phil Waite on 01903 885950 / 07775 853412.

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