Brighton & Hove Beer Week Venues

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Nearly thirty of the very best pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants are taking part in Brighton & Hove Beer Week. These are the places where you’ll find the very cream of what Brighton & Hove has to offer in terms of contemporary beer drinking. Each venue is coordinating exciting events to showcase the city’s vibrant beer and brewing culture (and these will be announced very soon!).

The venues are spread right across Brighton and Hove – some a short stumble from the two main stations, others a little further afield. Check out the Map of Venues to plan your route. You’ve got ten days – so why not visit them all?

Just click on the individual venue’s name below to jump straight to it.

The Basketmakers Arms

BeFries

The Bevy

Bison Beer Craft House

The Black Dove

BrewDog Brighton

Brighton Beer Dispensary

Brighton Bierhaus

The Brunswick

Craft Beer Co.

Curry Leaf Café

Evening Star

The Greys

The Hand in Hand

Idle Hands

The Independent

Jolly Brewer Beer House

The Lord Nelson

Loud Shirt Brewing

North Laine Brewhouse

The Pond

Prince Albert

Quaff

The Watchmaker’s Arms

The Westbourne

The World’s End

Map of Venues

There are around thirty of the very best pubs, bars, bottle shops and restaurants taking part in Brighton & Hove Beer Week. These are the places where you can find the very best of what Brighton & Hove has to offer in terms of contemporary beer drinking. Each venue is coordinating exciting events to showcase the city’s vibrant beer and brewing culture.

The venues are spread right across Brighton – some a short stumble from the two main stations, others a little further afield. You’ve got ten days – so why not visit them all?

Just click here to read about all the venues.

 

Brewing in Brighton & Hove

Brighton & Hove has a rich history of brewing. Around the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there was a proliferation of breweries right across the city, including Tamplins, which was for a while the city’s largest,  and was based at the Phoenix Brewery behind Richmond Terrace. As it did in many other cities, independent brewing declined with the rise of the ‘Big Six’ breweries. Tamplins itself was bought by Watneys and eventually disappeared altogether. But, this being Brighton & Hove, the independent brewing spirit never completely died and, even in the 1980s and 1990s, new breweries – like Kemp Town brewery (based at the Hand in Hand) and Dark Star (founded in the cellar of the Evening Star) – continued to open up.

The contemporary brewing scene within Brighton & Hove – like the city itself – is small but also diverse, innovative and award-winning. As with many other things, the city punches well above its weight in terms of the quality and choice of beer produced here.

Make sure you check out all the city’s breweries during Brighton & Hove Beer Week – that’s where you’ll find some of the freshest and tastiest beer in town! And look out for those Sussex breweries too – there will be some very big names in town for Beer Week!

Just click on the brewery’s name or scroll down to find more information:

Brighton Bier

Hand Brew Co.

Holler

Loud Shirt Brewing Co.

North Laine Brewhouse (Laine Brew Co.)

 

 

Brighton Bier

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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
http://www.brightonbier.com
Facebook – Brighton Bier
Twitter – @BrightonBier
Instagram – @brightonbier

Hand Brew Co.

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Running up the spine of the Hand in Hand pub in Kemptown is one of the most quirkily interesting breweries in town. Hand Brew Co. is based in the 5BBL capacity tower brewery, originally installed by legendary ex-landlord, Bev Robbins, in the late 1980s. The brewery operates on gravity alone, meaning the malt has to be carried up to the top of the building by hand before every brew.

Head brewer, Jack Tavare, is a young homebrewer turned commercial brewer via the Diploma in British Brewing Technology at Sunderland’s Brewlab. He is imaginative, skilful and dedicated to producing both cask and keg which can be found both in the pub and right across the city. There’s no small-pack production as yet so drink it here and drink it fresh!

Hand Brew Co., The Hand in Hand, 33, Upper St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1JN
01273 699595
http://www.handbrewco.com
Facebook – Hand Brew Co
Twitter – @HandBrewCo
Instagram – @handbrewco

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Hand Brew Co. Brewery Tours

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Loud Shirt

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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
http://www.loudshirtbeer.co.uk
Facebook – Loud Shirt Beer
Twitter – @LoudShirtBeer
Instagram – @loudshirtbeer

The Basketmakers Arms

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The Basketmaker’s Arms is full of stories. They’re scrawled across ripped up beer mats or scratched onto scraps of dusty paper, and then stuffed tight into the vintage tins that cover nearly every square inch of the walls. Prise a tin open, and you can take one out to read. Trysts between lovers, beer-drenched philosophy, or the doodles of a loner, they’re all preserved on the walls of this Brighton institution. If the mood takes you, you can rip up a Rizla packet and add your own for a stranger to discover sometime in the future whilst they enjoy a not-yet-poured pint.

When you arrive at this traditional pub on pretty much any evening it initially seems as if all the tables are taken. But this is the magic that separates The Basketmaker’s faithful from those who’ll never be a part of the story. Buy a beer, wait at the bar, and within a few short minutes, the scene will probably shift, seats will become apparent, and you’ll find a place to sit and enjoy the busy view.

The Basketmaker’s Arms is a Fuller’s pub, and most of the beer on offer comes directly from the Griffin Brewery in Chiswick. If you hanker for a pint of the freshest London Pride, this is your place. For Brighton & Hove Beer Week, however, they’ll be doing something a little bit different, so get yourself along there, buy a beer, and start a story of your own.

The Basketmakers Arms, 12, Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 4AD
01273 689006
http://www.basket-makers-brighton.co.uk
Facebook – The Basketmakers Arms
Twitter – @thebasketmakers
Instagram – @thebasketmakers

Whilst you’re there, why not visit North Laine Brewhouse or The Pond?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Going Local at The Basketmakers Arms