Brighton Bier


Brighton Bier is a international award-winning brewery, firmly rooted in their local community. From their beginnings in 2012 as a gypsy brewer brewing out of the Hand in Hand pub, to their current home on the eastern side of the city, all that’s good about Brighton & Hove runs through them like the words through a stick of Brighton rock. They’ve thrown their weight (and their money) behind local fundraisers like the ‘Save Madeira Terrace Campaign’ and are always ready to step up to help the community out where they can.

100% of their beer is brewed within the city and you can find it on cask, keg and in cans right across town. And at their brewery tap – Brighton Bierhaus – you’ll get an ever-changing menu of some of the tastiest and freshest beer in town.

Brighton Bier, Unit 10, Bell Tower Industrial Estate, Roedean Rd, Brighton, BN2 5RU
01273 567374
Facebook – Brighton Bier
Twitter – @BrightonBier
Instagram – @brightonbier

Loud Shirt


One of the newest additions to the Brighton brewing scene, Loud Shirt Brewing Co. occupy a unit on the same Kemptown industrial estate as Brighton Bier. The brainchild of old friends, Martyn Batchelor and Mike Thomson, it started production in a garden shed but now brews on a 10 BBL kit with the capacity to turn out 6000 pints a week.

Their beer is available in cask, keg and bottle and, every month, they throw open the  doors to their brewery and host a party with live music and lots of beer! Look out for them and their beers throughout Brighton & Hove Beer Week – with shirts like that, you can’t miss them!

Loud Shirt Brewing Co. Unit 5, Bell Tower Industrial Estate, Roedean Road, Brighton, BN2 5RU
01273 087077
Facebook – Loud Shirt Beer
Twitter – @LoudShirtBeer
Instagram – @loudshirtbeer

North Laine Brewhouse (Laine Brew Co.)


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Most Laine Brew Co. beers are brewed on their 45-barrel kit up in Adversane, West Sussex, and you can find these in Laine’s pubs across Brighton & Hove and London. However, Laine Brew Co. also brews at the People’s Park Tavern in Hackney, the Four Thieves in Clapham and, down here in the centre of Brighton, at the North Laine Brewhouse.

All but one of the Laine Brew Co. cask ales served at the North Laine Brewhouse is brewed on site, and there are plans to brew more of the keg beer here too – so make sure you pop in and grab yourself a pint of something fresh and tasty!

Laine Brew Co.
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Twitter – @LaineBrewCo
Instagram – @lainebrewco

North Laine Brewhouse, 27, Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA
01273 683666
Facebook – North Laine Brewhouse
Twitter – @northlainepub
Instagram – @northlainepub



befriesWith award winning double-fried Belgian fries, more than 20 sauces, a range of local and Belgian beers, why would BeFries not be on your list of places to refuel during Brighton & Hove Beer Week? They even have their very own beer, BeBeer – which was developed alongside Kiln Brewery – that you can only get your hands on in-store. And they officially provide the very best welcome in town!

BeFries, 46 West Street, Brighton, BN1 2RA
Facebook – BeFries
Twitter – @befriesofficial
Instagram – @befries.official

Whilst you’re there, why not visit Craft Beer Co. or The Pond?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Belgian Beer & Fries and Craft Beer & Fries

The Black Dove

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Sometimes you can spend an evening in a bar, and that perfect combination of atmosphere, company, music and refreshment leaves you thinking that perhaps you’ve slipped inside a neat pocket in the velvet of time, and that you’ll never find your way back home again. The Black Dove, on a busy Kemptown crossroads, is the kind of place where evenings like that can easily happen. The rattle of the bartender’s cocktail shaker, the chatter of the crowded room, and the crackle of needle on vinyl, transport you to a modern day speakeasy that can put the rest of the world on hold.

The Black Dove is famous for its eclectic DJs and its wonderful cocktails. And with a quote from Garrett Oliver on their website, and a choice of some fine ales both on tap and in bottles, you can guarantee they know a thing or two about beer too.

The Black Dove, 74, St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1PA
01273 671119
Facebook – The Black Dove

Whilst you’re there, why not visit The Hand in Hand or The Independent?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Wild Beer Co. Tap Takeover & Beer Launch – Franklins Redcurrant Sour

Brighton Beer Dispensary

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“If you went in there on a Friday night, the place would be covered in dust from all the workies. And you could go round the pub and get a house built. You’ve got a sparky, you’ve got a plumber, you’ve got a gas fitter, you’ve got everything in that one boozer. And that’s what pubs are missing now. There’s nothing like it.”

That was how Brighton Beer Dispensary’s Cody reminisced about the pubs of his youth on a recent episode of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio. And this short phrase tells you a lot about his and fellow manager Jim’s approach towards running Brighton Beer Dispensary. It’s a rare but simple formula: all are welcomed, many by their first name, and warmth, good humour and affability replace that soulless anonymity that can often be found in city centre pubs.

Of course, beer takes centre stage, with nine keg lines and six well-kept casks providing a constantly changing selection. The tap-list, written somewhat appropriately using old-school chalk and board is an absolute joy, displaying clear descriptions and suggested serves along with very reasonable prices. Alongside that is another board featuring an impressive list of the big name tap takeovers planned for the coming year. And, as well as the beer, the Dispensary’s Sunday roasts – provided by Dizzy Gull – recently won the Best Sunday Lunch in Brighton for the second year running. It’s not surprising that the hashtag on their tweets is #wegotthis. They really have got this.

Hear more of that interview with Brighton Beer Dispensary’s Cody here:


Brighton Beer Dispensary, 38, Dean Street, Brighton, BN1 3EG
01273 710624
Facebook – Brighton Beer Dispensary
Twitter – @brtndispensary
Instagram – @brightonbeerdispensary

Whilst you’re there, why not visit Bison Beer Craft House – Bar & Bottle Shop or Craft Beer Co.?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Siren Tap Takeover & Marble Tap Takeover

Brighton Bierhaus


Brighton Bier is the city’s biggest brewery, and Brighton Bierhaus – just a mile down the road from their fermentation tanks – is its tap room. With beer so fresh they can keg it and have it pouring within the hour, and staff always willing to talk you though the taps, this place has become a main fixture on the Brighton & Hove Beer scene barely a year since it opened. And, if you want to choose your pint before you arrive – or simply torment yourself with what you’re missing – you can check out ‘what’s pouring now’ from the comfort of your sofa.

Brighton Bier is truly rooted in its community. Earlier this year, they launched Mabiera, a 4% pale ale brewed specifically to raise funds for the ‘Save Madeira Terrace’ campaign. And, just before Christmas, Brighton Bierhaus held a ‘Day for the Greys’ during which they pledged 20% of their takings towards helping out a group who were crowdfunding to open a community pub.

They’re not afraid to do things differently because this is Brighton, this is Brighton Bier, and this is Brighton Bierhaus.

Brighton Bierhaus, 161, Edward St, Brighton, BN1 0JB
01273 686386
Facebook – Brighton Bierhaus
Twitter – BrtnBierhaus
Instagram – @brightonbierhaus

Whilst you’re there, why not visit BrewDog Brighton or The Bevy?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Go West! Run / Walk / Stroll, Go East! Run / Walk / Stroll, Beer & Cheese Pairing with Brighton Bier & Patrick McGuigan, and Haus Party! Beer, Music & Football – Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion + Jangle Brothers (DJs)