Iconic Suffolk brewery Adnams are returning to the festival this year and we can’t wait to try their selection of beers! Find out more about their brewery below:


How about you start by telling us about Adnams, who you are and what your role(s) at the brewery are?

Hi, I am Sophie Harris, Head of Brand Communication at Adnams. We’ve been brewing here at Adnams since 1872 and are proud to run our business sustainably, with huge passion and care whilst continuing to make great products.

Can you describe Adnams in three words?
Modern, energy-efficient and innovative.

What are your personal favourite styles of beer?
Pale Ale and Steam Lagers.

Which of your beers is the biggest fan favourite/most popular?
Our citrus pale ale, Ghost Ship, has a dedicated fan following and is our best-selling beer. We released a 0.5% version in 2018 which has been extremely well received and is now available across the country.

Which of your beers would you recommend to a first timer at your bar?
We would recommend Mosaic Pale Ale. It’s perfect for the summer and bursting with mango, peach and lemon flavours.

Best beer snack?
It’s got to be Ghost Ship Crisps and Ghost Ship Nuts. The ultimate bar snacks.

If you could get one music artist/celebrity to represent your brewery, who would best fit your business and ethos?
Professor Brian Cox.

If you could make a beer using any flavours, and guarantee that it be delicious, which flavours would you love to use?
A chocolate peanut stout!

What are you looking forward to at the Great British Beer Festival this summer?
We’re really looking forward to coming back to GBBF this year, to meeting old friends and making new ones. It’s a great place to talk beer all day, every day.

What makes the Great British Beer Festival special, and what has motivated you to come this year?
We were really motivated by the GBBF support of both large and micro-breweries.

What exciting things do Adnams have coming up?
We have a few exciting collaboration brews coming up this including our latest release, Rule of Twelfths, brewed with Lost and Grounded from Bristol.


Want to give their beers a try? Get your tickets to the festival today.