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Hanover Beer Festival

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The 30th Annual Hanover Beer Festival was held on Friday 6th  and Saturday 7th October 2017.


You can see more information and photos from this year’s event below the sponsorship credits below, and if you want to look back on past festivals you can always go to our Previous Years page.

We rely on our volunteer staff and sponsors to help make the event the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hanover Centre – if you would like to find out more about volunteering and sponsorship opportunities, please contact


Souvenir Glass Sponsors

Barrie Alderton is by far our most loyal and long-serving Super Sponsor and with the HR Group has once again generously sponsored the souvenir glasses that everyone takes home after the event.

Other Principal Sponsors

We are particularly grateful to

  • A.J.Taylor Ltd for sponsoring the printed programme,
  • Q Estate Agents for sponsoring the cider bar, and
  • The Little Blue Smokehouse for catering for the event and feeding our volunteers.


Beer Sponsors and Supporters

Many thanks to the local businesses and individuals who support the festival in so many ways, but chiefly by sponsoring or donating particular beers and ciders:


Beer Festival News

Beer Festival 2017 – Sunday Session

Beer Festival 2017 - Sunday Session...

On Sunday we had our traditional take-out session, but this year we followed it with a relaxed lunch-time entertainment. The 'Save The Greys' campaign used our tent to host a launch[...]

Beer Festival 2017 Sponsors

Beer Festival 2017 Sponsors...

We have a VIP preview session for the local people and businesses who have sponsored or supported the beer festival. Besides sponsoring barrels, we had sponsorship for the glasses, the[...]

Beer Festival 2017 – The Crowds

Beer Festival 2017 - The Crowds...

Once again, you made our beer festival into the best party in Hanover! Thank you all being such a brilliant, friendly, joyful crowd - it was a pleasure to serve you.[...]

Very Last Beer Festival Tickets

Very Last Beer Festival Tickets...

Well, after all we do have some Saturday tickets returned from the pubs where they were on sale; and even a very, very few Friday tickets. So if you want to[...]

Beer List

Beer List...

It will spoil the surprise, but if you must know what the 40 beers, 10 ciders and 4 wines are this year, read on: On the Piano Keg Bar: Lager 1. Siren Craft[...]

Last Chance For Tickets

Last Chance For Tickets...

The last Saturday tickets for the Hanover Beer Festival are on sale now - 7:00 to 11:00pm, Saturday 7th October - the 30th year of the best party in Hanover. There[...]

Tickets Selling Out Fast

Tickets Selling Out Fast...

Tickets for the 30th Hanover Beer Festival are selling out fast. Apart from possible late returns, only Saturday tickets are available now. To get your tickets for Saturday 7th October (7pm[...]

Name That Barrel

Name That Barrel...

We now have over 30 barrel sponsors, but there's plenty of time left to get your name on a barrel of beer or cider. Sponsors can: You can sponsor a barrel for[...]

Get Your Tickets!

Get Your Tickets!...

Tickets for the 30th Hanover Beer Festival go on sale from tomorrow, Friday 26th August. Tickets are £10, which includes your first pint and a souvenir 30th anniversary glass courtesy [...]

Announcing the first Beer Festival sponsors

Announcing the first Beer Festival sponsors...

We are pleased to welcome the first sponsors on board for our 30th annual beer festival. You can see all the latest sponsors on the beer festival page. Barrel sponsors have[...]

30th Annual Hanover Beer Festival!

30th Annual Hanover Beer Festival!...

This year is our 30th consecutive annual beer festival - the longest-running in Sussex. So your essential diary dates are Friday 6th and Saturday 7th October. We'll have: 40 or more[...]