Burning Sky is the realisation of a dream for founder Mark Tranter. After 17 years at highly-lauded Sussex cask ale brewery Dark Star, including 12 as Head Brewer, it was the chance to make the beers he had always wanted to.
Built in refurbished farm buildings in the beautiful South Downs, Burning Sky started brewing in 2013 with a dual focus on punchy, hop-forward pales and traditional Belgian farmhouse styles.
They very swiftly found their feet and have since become the first craft brewery in the UK to install oak foudres for ageing beers in, as well as constructing a bespoke coolship in a restored, Grade 2-listed barn for the production of spontaneously-fermented beers using microflora from the Sussex countryside.
All of this has led them to become one of the most highly-respected producers of mixed-fermetation and wild beers outside of Belgium. We have worked with Burning Sky on a beer back in 2015, a Biere de Garde called Old Garde, and more recently at the end of 2017 on a spontaneous beer brewed and currently maturing in barrels at their picturesque brewery in rural Sussex.
FESTIVAL BEER LIST
Petite Saison, 3.5% mixed fermentation barrel-aged Saison (vg)
Arise, 4.4% Session IPA (vg)
Saison Houblon, 4.5% Saison (vg)
Easy Answers, 6% IPA (vg)
Saison de Pêche, 6.3% Saison aged on a mix of whole yellow and white peaches (vg)
Cuvée, 6.7% blend of aged Saison and Lambic (vg)
Coolship No 1, 6.8% 100% spontaneously-fermented beer in the lambic tradition (vg)
Imperial Stout, 8.5% oak-aged Imperial Stout (vg)
* (vg) = vegan