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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.
Lister's beers are available in cask and bottle.

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.

NEW! American Pale Ale (4.2%)
Although this style of beer is normally associated with the East Coast of the United States, hop production there declined during prohibition so ours is made predominantly with the finest West Coast hops. It’s light and hoppy with a citrus hit and very satisfying.

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.

Lister’s and Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

Lister’s Brewery is named after our fondly remembered family pet terrier. After he was re-homed from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, he spent many happy evenings wandering the floors of East End pubs looking for discarded pork scratchings, the odd splash of spilt beer and any human affection going. He loved to be the centre of attention on any pub visit.

In honour of him we are delighted to be giving 5p from the sale of every bottle and every pint of our beer to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home (Registered Charity No. 206394). To find out more about their amazing work visit battersea.org.uk

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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