2016 Core Range

We have been working hard here at Franklins to perfect our core range and focus on great quality cask conditioned ales to be enjoyed every day.


English Garden

Gloriously Golden Session Beer

This award winning brew was our first beer and is the perfect session ale. A golden beer wrapped up in a rich hop aroma. First brewed in a garden in, er, England!
3.8% Golden Ale.


Mama Knows Best

Malty Modern Best

Always listen to Mother! A traditional yet modern, essentially British Best Bitter. Mosaic hops add citrus, mango and an earthy pine bitterness to this malty caramel classic. A wonderfully versatile favourite.3.8% Best Bitter.


Cowshed Pale

Transatlantic hoppy pale

Britain meets America in this flavour packed Pale ale. We have used our favourite ingredients from both countries to produce a hop forward pale ale bursting with flavour and aroma.
4.0% Pale Ale


North Shore IPA

Fruity antipodean IPA

Inspired by a trip to the Coramandel this is a bold flavoured single hopped IPA. The robust New Zealand Rakau hop gives big fruit flavours, apricot and resinous pine coming in waves against a sweet, malty backdrop.
5.5% IPA



Peppery American Rye

A moreish American Red Rye. 6 malts give a rich depth of flavour and Colombus, Simcoe and Centennial hops provide pine, passion fruit, citrus and herb aromas and tastes balanced against the peppery rye malt. Available end of October.
4.7% Red Rye


Grumpy Guvnor

Rich Ruby Ale

Winner of Beer of The Fest at Welling Beer Festival in 2014, this Ruby Ale has a rich, biscuity malt base with a luxuriant hint of caramel balanced by a slight pepperyness from the rye malt.
4.5% Ruby Ale

Seasonal Range

Exciting, fresh and new brews coming out throughout the year as well as the return of some old favourites. (Subject To Availability)


Citra IPA

Punchy, zesty and full

It’s back!! There’s a hop shortage but you guys love our Citra, so here at Franklins we have scratched backs, moved mountains and called in countless favours to make sure that we have enough of the hop to bring one brew a month of this classic. A single hopped IPA, which as the name suggests is full of Citrus flavour and aroma, taking you back to memories of a lush summer holiday. Subject to availability. Available once a month – get it while you can!
5.5% IPA


Smoked Chilli Porter

Smoked Porter

Smokey, Chilli Porter Back by popular demand A rich, intense and satisfying porter made with beech smoked malts and oatmeal giving a smooth mouthfeel and subtle chocolate notes. We’ve also used 1kg of chipotle chillies to accentuate the smokiness, provide a sweetness and just a hint of heat at the end. Also available in 330ml bottles. Subject to availability.
5.0% Porter


Pavilion 35

Cheeky hoppy blonde

First brewed for the De La Warr Pavilion’s 80th birthday celebrations, this light yet flavour packed beer was so good we decided to keep it! The low a.b.v. is typical of a 1930s brew and an IBU of 35 and 3 malts and 5 hops give the beer a distinctly modern feel. Expect citrus, pine, fruit and beautiful hop aroma set off by a smooth, dry finish. Subject to availability.
3.5% Blonde


Hastings Mosaic

Hoppy Vegan Pale

Invented by Hastings Brewery and resurrected by Franklins, this single hopped pale ale showcases this amazing hop. Abundant citrus peach, melon and blueberry flavours come through in this multi award winning beer. Available from the end of October. Subject to availability.
4.8% American Pale



Killing Waste

Extremely limited cask edition of our collaboration brew with Brighton bakery, Bagelman. We have used surplus bagels in the malt bill in an effort to reduce bread waste. The result is an amber ale rich in malty flavour with balanced with a crips hop bitterness from German Magnum hops. Also available in 330ml bottles. Contains nuts (sesame). Subject to availability.
5.0% Amber Ale


Grapefruit Pale

Sweet, sour and tangy

This super pale ale is made using 25kg of fresh grapefruit, all lovingly hand peeled. The pith is added for bittering and the pulp provides, sweetness, aroma and extra abv. The flavour and aroma are accentuated by the use of cascade and chinook hops, both rich in citrus and grapefruit notes.Coming soon in keg and cask
abv tbc


Born To Be Mild

A mild for May

A modern take on an old classic. Expect loads of flavour packed into this little beer. Caramel, nutty, toasty and liquorice flavours and aroma from the malt are balanced beautifully with a slight fruitiness from the yeast. Available in May.
3.8% Mild

Also to come throughout the year will be a session IPA taking all those bold IPA flavours in into a session beer, the return of Pudding Stout, our re-branded Porter- Old Smokey and many many more. We will also have Citra IPA, Old Smokey and Mama Knows Best in bottles by the end of February. Exciting times.

Kegged Beers


As if there wasn’t excitement enough, 2016 sees us dip our toe into the world of keg beer. Our first offering is A Bitter Pils to Swallow, a 4.7% English Craft Pilsner has been available since March. This is a traditional German style Pilsner traditionally hand crafted and carbonated naturally. Look out for more keg offerings coming soon.

Where to find Franklins Brews

Sussex and beyond