Thank you so much to all the venues, breweries, businesses and individuals who made the inaugural Brighton & Hove Beer Week such a fantastic success!

And big thanks to everyone who took the time to attend the events, drink the beers and create the party – I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did!

If you have any feedback, please feel free to get in touch via the contact page. And if you would still like a t-shirt, there are still a few available here.

Until next time…

Emma Inch (Founder – Brighton & Hove Beer Week) 03/09/18



Friday 24th August – Sunday 2nd September 2018

If you were to invent a beer city it would be Brighton & Hove. We’ve got sunshine*, sea, crazy golf, chips on the pier, sticks of rock, a gaudy royal palace, a tenacious football team, a vibrant music scene, a diverse bunch of folk, some very fine brews and lots of wonderful beer venues.

So, put the dates in your diary, because the cream of the Brighton & Hove beer scene is coming together for a week to celebrate #beerbythesea.

No wristbands. No lanyards. No central beer tent.

Brighton & Hove Beer Week, is all about the venues and the breweries that bring great beer to the city every day. Each participating venue will be organising events, collaborations and happenings throughout the week in order to showcase the very best in beer and brewing from Brighton & Hove and beyond. This is about world-class beer served where it should be: in the pubs, bars, restaurants and bottle shops that bring it to you all year round. And it’s about a whole heap more than that – because this is Brighton & Hove and we know how to throw a party.

Some individual events may be ticketed but there’ll be no wristbands, lanyards, or central beer tent. It’s just you and a whole city full of great beer to explore and enjoy.

Check out all the venues involved in Brighton & Hove Beer Week – there’s a map of them right here. Alternatively, jump straight to the events and start planning your week!

Who is behind Brighton & Hove Beer Week?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week was founded by award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, Emma Inch. Emma has called the city her home for the past twenty-five years and is keen to show the world what a unique and enjoyable place Brighton & Hove is for beer lovers. But, ultimately, the week is led by those venues and breweries who are taking part. Working together, in a spirit of cooperation and mutual respect, these people are about to stage one of the very best celebrations the city has ever seen.

Follow us:

Twitter: @beerbythesea

Instagram: @beerbythesea

Facebook: Brighton & Hove Beer Week

Brighton & Hove Beer Week says NO to sexism, racism, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, and all other forms of discrimination and oppression.
Beer is for everyone.

*OK – we can’t guarantee the sunshine but Brighton & Hove still looks lovely in the rain…

For media enquiries please contact Emma Inch at: 

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Many thanks to ABV Media who will be videoing some of the Brighton & Hove Beer Week events – give them a cheery wave if you see them around!