Dark Star X Unbarred – UnReal

4.7% Session New England IPA
40 IBU

Both UnBarred and Dark Star started life in Brighton & Hove. Now all grown up and brewing in rural Sussex, these two imaginative breweries have hooked up to bring us this extra special brew for Brighton & Hove Beer Week.

UnReal is a full-bodied session NEIPA, generously hopped with a mix of US (Crystal, Simcoe), Australian (Galaxy) and NZ hops (Nelson Sauvin). This is tropical fruits in a glass!


Unbarred X Pharmacie Coffee – Redeye Sour

Redeye Sour

4.5% Coffee Sour

UnBarred Brewery started life in the kitchen of a small flat in Hove. Now one of the most respected brewers in Sussex, founder Jordan Mower now brews out of Missing Link in East Sussex.
For this extra special Brighton & Hove Beer Week brew UnBarred have teamed up with Pharmacie Coffee Roasters in Hove to create the perfect sour for a sunny day. Look out for it in cans across the city!


A Very Beery Menu


What: A Very Beery Menu

When: Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September 2018 (all week)

Where: The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, Hove BN3 1JF

Entry fee: not applicable (menu items as priced)

Throughout Brighton & Hove Beer Week, The Brunswick’s in-house kitchen ‘Sussex Eats’ will run a special menu. Check the specials board to find dishes made with Sussex beers in the recipe.

Bedlam Brewery – Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer


What: Bedlam Brewery Tap Takeover & Meet the Brewer

When: Wednesday 29 August 2018

Where: The Greys, 105, Southover Street, Brighton, BN2 9UA

Entry fee: not applicable

Bedlam brew consistently good, often very sessionable, brews in the heart of the Sussex Downs. They recently won four gold medals at the SIBA South East Independent Beer Awards. And, what’s more, they’re lovely people.

Come along, try some of their beers, and meet the brewers who make them.

Beer Breakfast


What: Beer Breakfast

When: Saturday 25 August 2018 10:30am – around 1pm

Where: The Independent, 95 Queens Park Road, Brighton, BN2 0GH

Entry fee: £16

Tickets available from: Book in advance by calling (01273 602822) or emailing (info@theindepedent.pub) The Independent

Enjoy a legendary Independent full English breakfast accompanied by beers & chat from local brewers Cloak & Dagger, Good Things Brewing Co., and Hand Brew Co.

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Beer & Cheese Pairing with Brighton Bier & Patrick McGuigan


What: Beer & Cheese Pairing with Brighton Bier & Patrick McGuigan

When: Tuesday 28 August 2018 7pm – 8:30pm

Where: Brighton Bierhaus, 161 Edward Street, Brighton, BN1 0JB

Entry fee: £22:15 (including food & drink) per ticket (maximum of 20 available)

Tickets available from: Eventbrite via this link

A night of cheese and beer!  Gary Sillence (Head Brewer, Brighton Bier) and Patrick McGuigan (one of the UK’s top cheese writers and one of the founders of Brighton’s “Best Restaurant” awards) will guide you through a carefully selected pairing of 5 cheeses and 5 beers.  A great opportunity to learn more about cheese and beer with two local experts.

Discover why these fermentative brothers-in-arms are a better match than cheese and wine, learn how to taste like a pro, and try some of the best new British cheeses expertly matched with cutting edge craft beers.

Please note, most of the cheeses will be raw milk and made with traditional rennet.