Santa Shops @ Bison Beer

It is the most wonderful time of the year
This year we’ve got Christmas covered with our best-ever selection of gifts that are perfect for any beer lover. From cannons of craft beer to hampers of Sussex produce, it’s all available to click and collect through our online shop. We’re also planning on doing some local deliveries so please drop us a line and we’ll send the sleigh your way!


Gift Boxes of 3/4/6 from £10
Cannon of Craft Beer from £15
Tees and merch from £15
6 Cans & (really) Cool Bag £20
Personalised Growler from £20
Growler Full of Christmas Cheer (See Side Beer) £25
Bison Selection Hamper £30
Home Brew Kit £40
Sussex Selection Hamper £50

Bespoke Hampers

Bison Selection Hamper £30
  • 2 Bison Beer Christmas cans (330ml)
  • GB Charcoal Chedder Trunkle (200g)
  • Soffles Chilli & Garlic Pitta Chips (60g)
  • Serious Pig Chilli & Paprika Salami (28g)
  • Brighton hot sauce (50ml)
  • Cocoa Loco Organic Hot Chocolate & Gingerbread Spoon (30g)
Sussex Hamper £50
  • Bison Christmas cans x 2 (330ml)
  • Desserted Planet Collab Strawberries & Cream can (440ml)
  • Swarm Of Bees Collab Honeycomb Pale can (440ml)
  • Mestiza pickles (160g)
  • Mini Brighton Gin (50ml)
  • Brighton rock
  • GB Charcoal Chedder Trunkle (200g)
  • Soffles Chilli & Garlic Pitta Chips (60g)
  • Brighton hot sauce (50ml)
  • Cocoa Loco Organic Chocolate Pud 70g £2.03 & Hot Chocolate & Gingerbread Spoon (30g)

Best-Selling Vegan Beers

Below is a list of our best-selling vegan beers from the country’s top breweries according to Untapped. Check out the top 50 here – with some awesome Sussex outfits keeping up appearances. An additional online resource that’s hugely valuable is Barnivore, which lists global beers and lets you know if they’re brewed to be vegan or not.

Bison Beer

See Side APA
Beast Street IPA
Club Pale
Dirty Rascal DIPA


Neck Oil Session Pale
Gamma Ray APA
Quelle Saison
Smog Rocket Porter
Holy Cowbell Stout

Burning Sky

Arise Pale
Easy Answers IPA
Devil’s Rest IPA
Saison Ete
Saison Le Printemps


Session IPA


Into the Haze IPA
Steady Rolling Man Pale
Hokum Stomp Porter

The Kernel

Table Beer
Pale Ale
London Porter

Lost + Found

Four % Pale

Magic Rock

High Wire Pale and High Wire Grapefruit
Rapture Red Ale
Cannonball IPA
Inhaler Pale Ale/ IPA hybrid
Salty Kiss Gose


Soundwave IPA
Undercurrent Pale Ale
Liquid Mistress Red Ale
Calypso Sour

Staggeringly Good

ThaiRann0Citrus India Session Ale
VelociRapture American IPA
Pteredactale Red Ale
StaggerSaurus IPA
Post Impact Porter


Lightbulb Extra Pale Ale
Headband Pale Ale
Bloom IPA

Vibrant Forest

Kaleidoscope IPA
Metropolis Black IPA
Black Oktober Imperial Stout
Zuur Sour


Hickey The Rake Limonata Pale
Remain in Light Alpha Pale
Attracting Humans DDH Pale
Jakehead IPA
Le Saisonnier Saison
Open to Persuasion DIPA
Sticky Bud DIPA

A Swarm of Bees Unbarred – That Friday Feeling


After featuring Unbarred (Jordan) and Blind Side’s (Matt & Ben) Granola beer last week we decided to pay a visit to the scene of the brew. We also (naturally) concocted a collab of our own, featuring honey actually made in Hove. Together with the Blind Side boys and local beer legend, Brett Preston, who brought some honeycomb he’d made earlier, A Swarm of Bees was born and ready to get stuck in. 


But first, beer. And plenty of it – the first thing that hits you is the sheer amount of beers that are being brewed here. 15 in the tanks at any given time with plans to expand. The concept here is simple: collaborate and listen. Inviting like-minded individuals to a space that literally oozes opportunities is exciting to see here in Sussex and we’re sure this place will be a success.


Back to our brew; we dreamt up recipe to champion local and bee ready to drink by the time we actually open in Hove. The Honeycomb Milkshake Pale contains honey, honeycomb and an unconfirmed Crunchie bar. By bringing along the boys from Blind Side and Brett & Beer we hope to serve up an example of the sweet creativity buzzing about in our fair city…



Jordan (Unbarred) has always been extremely helpful and supportive to Matt and Ben (Blind Side) since they first met up to share a few homebrews, so when he invited them to create and brew a collab recipe together it was a no-brainer. Unbarred make exceptional hop-forward brews and Blind Side like to add something different to each of theirs, so it made sense to play to each of their strengths and go down the IPA route, but come at it from a slightly different angle. They played around with a few ideas before settling on granola as the “twist“, and this one made the most sense from a production perspective. Crafting the key elements of a bowl of granola into the recipe was challenging, and they settled on using the flavour profiles of Amarillo and El Dorado hops along with apricot puree and peaches to achieve those stone/tropical fruit flavours. It was never going to be easy to fully produce that crunch and toastiness you get from a granola cluster, but with the malt grist along with toasted almonds and honey both parties are very happy they’ve captured the essence of granola rather than the exact flavour, which would have been extremely difficult without the use of extracts and flavourings. Certainly there are smiles all round with the end product – a proclaimed full-bodied, juicy IPA with a toasted, malty backbone. It’s a beer for breakfast, what could possibly go wrong…?






We’re planning on opening a second store sometime in September and, whilst it’ll still be a crafthouse of sorts, 57 Church Road will be a hybrid. Think what Ten Green Bottles has done for wine in town or take a trip across the pond to Chuck’s in Seattle. Soon in Hove, you’ll be able to buy some beer to drink in as well as being able to take away like you can from 7 East Street.


The premises is split over two levels with a bar housing draught beer and food offerings on the upper part, plus fridges and seating down on the lower level. There’s also the small matter of a stunning south-facing terrace at the front of the building that we’re hoping to get some use out of before the summer ends. With a very versatile space in design, we’re hoping to host some of the best breweries in the business and help in showing Hove what great beer is all about. Whilst we’ll certainly continue to support the Sussex scene, we’re excited to be joining the Cold Chain. Fresh beer is the best beer and, in addition to our own brews, we’ll be able to guarantee the quality of some select breweries from Brighton and beyond by completing the chain of events between the brewery and end user (that’s you!) through refrigeration. Expect the likes of Kernel, Cloudwater and Brew By Numbers to fill an ultra fresh fridge at 57 Church Road in the not too distant future…