Tours, tastings and tap takeovers at Brighton Beer Week

Brighton and Hove Beer Week
Brighton and Hove Beer Week

The first Brighton and Hove Beer week kicks off on Friday (August 24) with more than 60 events taking place across the city.

The festival runs across 30 venues for ten days until Sunday, September 2, and will see local breweries and pubs showcasing their products with tours, tastings, tap takeovers, brewery open days, food, music and exclusive festival brews.

On the opening night (Friday), three exclusive brews – the result of collaborations with Dark Star, UnBarred and Kiln breweries – will be launched at the North Laine Brewhouse, and both Franklins and Brighton Bier will unveil new beers.

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On the same night there will also be tap takeovers from award-winning breweries Siren and Northern Monk, and a unique, sky-high beer tasting in the British Airways i360, hosted by Harvey’s Brewery.

Throughout the week, events will include music and beer pairing nights at The Brunswick, a live brew by Franklins brewery at Bagelman, and a street food and craft beer night at the city’s only micropub, The Watchmaker’s Arms. Sussex brewery, Burning Sky, will host its fifth birthday celebrations at The Prince Albert and eight local breweries will get together to host a beer festival on Brighton’s Palace Pier.

Emma Inch, Brighton and Hove Beer Week’s founder and award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, said: “I’m absolutely astounded by the range and quality of events that are on offer during this, the very first Brighton and Hove Beer Week.

“I’ve been so impressed by the creativity and spirit of collaboration that has been shown by the venues and the breweries who have all worked so hard together to make this such a landmark event.

“It will showcase exactly what it is about Brighton & Hove that makes it such a special place to enjoy great beer!”

To find out more about Brighton & Hove Beer Week, visit: www.brightonandhovebeerweek.com