Bumper beer events coming to Brighton

The South Coast’s biggest dedicated craft beer festival is coming to Brighton
The South Coast’s biggest dedicated craft beer festival is coming to Brighton

Fans of craft beer and ale are in for a treat.

Fans of craft beer and ale are in for a treat, as Tap Takeover, the south coast’s biggest craft beer festival, is coming to Brighton in April, and CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has also announced the dates for it’s 26th annual Sussex beer and cider festival in March.

Thanks to The Laine Pub Company - which owns 45 pubs in Brighton and London - and The Beer Collective, the Tap Takeover will hit the city’s pubs from April 8 to 10.

The festival will feature more than 80 beers from eight breweries, including Fourpure, The Celt Experience, The Mad Hatter Brewing Company, Northern Monk and Laine’s Brewing Company.

The North Laine Brewhouse will be the hub of the event, with other pubs such as The Mash Tun, The Hope and Ruin, newly-refurbished The Western, plus vinyl and craft beer bar Dead Wax Social playing host to the invited breweries.

Each pub-brewery pairing will also host a different beer-themed event throughout the weekend designed, to educate and entertain beer lovers as well as serving specially created street food menus.

Tickets for The Brighton Tap Takeover are £15, which entitles visitors to four free half pints, sample beer from any participating brewer, and 20 per cent off all beers from any of the brewers involved.

Ticketholders also receive a bespoke Tap Takeover can which they can have filled with a beer of their choice, as well as a goodie bag.

You can keep up to date with developments at taptakeover.co.uk and follow the Tap Takeover on Twitter @Tap_Takeover

The 26th Sussex CAMRA Branches Beer and Cider Festival will be held at the Corn Exchange, from March 17 to 19, with 160 beers from across the UK on offer, as well as a selection of ciders and perries.

British and foreign bottled beers will also be on offer, as well as a variety of food including vegetarian and vegan options.

For more information, visit: www.sussexbeerfestival.co.uk