WJ King won a silver medal at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester for Kings Old Ale, in the old ales and strong milds category. The beer was created by Ian Burgess, head brewer, who bought the brewery with Nigel Lambe, chief executive, less than a year ago. Ian was previously with Harveys of Lewes for 19 years. Ian describes Kings Old Ale as having "an intense dry, coffee and slightly smoky aroma ... with an aftertaste of liquorice".
The brewery shop is based in Foundry Lane, Horsham open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm. Online sales at www.kingbeer.co.uk