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
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Twitter – @BrightonBier
Instagram – @brightonbier



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Yes, the secret’s out: by the time Brighton & Hove Beer Week is upon us we’ll have a new brewery in the city! Since 2016, Holler have been brewing their quirky, tasty beers on a farm in East Sussex, but their connection to the city has always been strong. Last year, for example, they brewed a collaboration with The Bevy – a red rye ale called The Beast of Bevendean – and donated a percentage of the profits directly to the community pub.

And now, drawn by the big city lights, they’re opening up a new brewery in the centre of Brighton & Hove! We wish them well and look forward to giving them a proper Beer Week welcome!

Holler Brewery
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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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North Laine Brewhouse, 27, Gloucester Place, Brighton, BN1 4AA
01273 683666
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Twitter – @northlainepub
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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
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Whilst you’re there, why not visit North Laine Brewhouse or The Pond?

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

Bison Beer Crafthouse

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Bison? Roaming the streets of Brighton & Hove? We would never have believed it either until, a little over three years ago, Jack Cregan and Nick Vardy brought their special brand of bottle shop to the city. Now spread over three locations: the original bottle shop in Brighton’s East Street, a Bar & Bottle Shop in central Hove, and a recently-opened venue in the heart of the North Laine, Brighton’s beer community is becoming very familiar with Brad Bison and his herd.

The Brighton Bottleshop was the first shop to bring draught ‘growlers’ to the city. These amber-coloured, American-style, glass bottles hold nearly two litres and, with the state-of-the-art counterflow pressure system, you can buy a beer on draught in the knowledge that, unopened, it will stay fresh for weeks. But who’s going to keep gorgeous beer like this unopened for weeks…?

The North Laine Bar, Kitchen & Hideout opened in July 2018. Spread over three floors with food provided by Humble Plates, this is definitely the place to be seen this summer.

And at the Hove Bar and Bottle Shop you can enjoy cheese and charcuterie with your beer whilst sitting on the terrace or tucked inside next to the smart, well-stocked fridges. Alternatively, you can grab a few cans and head down to the beach (making sure you leave not a trace of rubbish in your wake, of course…). You’ll find one of the best beer ranges in the city here – including quality brews from local, domestic and international breweries. The staff are knowledgeable, welcoming and enthusiastic. And they’re not all roaming across plains with big hairy heads, tiny horns and cloven feet. Honest.

Bison Beer Craft House – Bottleshop, 7 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP
01273 809027

Bison Beer Craft House – North Laine Bar / Kitchen / Hideout, 103 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YW
01273 695358

Bison  Beer Craft House – Bar & Bottle Shop, 57, Church Road, Hove, BN3 2BD
01273 774266
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Twitter – @bisonbeer

Whilst you’re there, why not visit The Brunswick or The Watchmaker’s Arms?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Wild Things at Bison Beer, Beach Beers at Bison, Bison, Blues & Burgers, and Burning Sky Tap Takeover


Curry Leaf Cafe

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You’re having a curry so you wash it down with a pint of macro lager, right? Wrong!

When she visited for Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio, drinks writer and beer sommelier, Jane Peyton, described the Curry Leaf Café beer list as one of the most extensive she had seen in any restaurant, anywhere in the world. Divided into sections like a regular wine list, it covers wheat beers, porters, stouts, and sour beers in addition to the arguably more predictable IPAs and pilsners, The beers are chosen with care, and staff will help you match them perfectly to your food.

Curry Leaf Café has three sites in the city: the original café in the Lanes; a kiosk at Brighton Station, and Kemptown Kitchen in the east of the city. A good range of beer is available from all.

You can hear Rachida and Stewart from Curry Leaf Café talking to Emma Inch and Jane Peyton on Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio right here:

Lanes Café, 60, Ship St, Brighton, BN1 1AE
01273 207070

Kemptown Kitchen, 40-42, Upper St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1JN
01273 526910

Brighton Station Kiosk, Main Concourse, Brighton Station, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XP

Whilst you’re there, why not try The Hand in Hand or Craft Beer Co.?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: Sussex Showcase at Curry Leaf Café and Train Beers

The Hand in Hand


‘You are now entering the free state of Kemptown’ – or so says the sign above the door. And The Hand in Hand is most definitely an independent-minded place.

For one thing, logic tells you that a brewery absolutely should not fit into this building – at first sight it’s just a small corner boozer with a comfortable jumble of tables and chairs. But, thanks to the imagination and determination of legendary ex-landlord, Bev Robbins, it’s also a successful brewery! Bev sadly died in 2006 but, following some time as the first home of Brighton Bier, the brewery has been given yet another lease of life as the site of Hand Brew Co.

You can always find a range of Hand brews – both keg and cask – on the bar, a wonderful mix of pub regulars and, if you’re lucky, you might just stumble into some live jazz.

Hand in Hand, 33, Upper St James’s St, Brighton, BN2 1JN
01273 699595
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Whilst you’re there, why not try The Black Dove or Curry Leaf Café – Kemptown Kitchen?

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Events: How D’ya Like Them Apples? & Americana at The Hand in Hand