Tap Takeover returns to Brighton

Fans of craft beer and ale are in for a treat as the Tap Takeover returns to Brighton for its second year.

Monday, 9th January 2017, 4:03 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:00 am
Last year's Tap Takeover in Brighton (Photograph: Edward Bishop)

The beer festival takes place from March 31 to April 2, and is a collaboration between Brighton-based The Laine Pub Company and beer distributor The Beer Collective.

This year’s event will feature more than 100 different craft beers in 14 pubs, from 14 breweries - although the venues are yet to be revealed. There will also be live music and specially-created menus for the weekend event.

Gavin George, CEO of The Laine Pub Company, said: “Last year’s inaugural event surpassed all of our expectations, so we can’t wait to run it again this year. Visitors can wander the city from pub to pub tasting amazing craft beers whilst experiencing Brighton’s brilliant hospitality and entertainment.

Last year's Tap Takeover in Brighton (Photograph: Edward Bishop)

“We believe that taking the craft beer out of a large, single festival venue and putting it back where it tastes best – the pub – is a unique and interesting way to engage with the beer on show. Brighton has become a craft beer centre in the south, and desire shown by top breweries to take part in the festival demonstrates just how important a part of the UK craft beer scene, the city has become.”

Niki Deighton, director of the Beer Collective, said: “We are excited that the Tap Takeover is now in year two. This event will be showcasing even more exciting breweries from the UK and beyond in the amazing city of Brighton. As well as great beer, each of the brewers and pubs will be bringing their own personalities to the party with great live music, food and fun all weekend long.”

Wristbands for the event, which come with four beers, a swag bag and priority entry, are available now for £15. Visit www.taptakeover.co.uk

Organisers are offering 100 early bird wristbands for the discount price of £10 (online only).

Last year's Tap Takeover in Brighton (Photograph: Edward Bishop)