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!


Brighton & Hove Beer Week – Events


10 days
30+ venues
60+ events

From tap takeovers to talks, food pairings to music matches, Brighton & Hove Beer Week really does have something for every kind of beer lover!

Although some individual events are ticketed, most of them are not, and you don’t need a wristband, lanyard or beer tokens – just get out there and explore this city of beer!

Click on the dates below to see what’s happening throughout the week or find your favourite venues and have a look what they’re doing.

Friday 24 August
Saturday 25 August
Sunday 26 August
Monday 27 August
Tuesday 28 August
Wednesday 29 August
Thursday 30 August
Friday 31 August
Saturday 1 September
Sunday 2 September

All details correct at the time of writing. Please contact individual venues for more information.

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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!

Beach Beers at Bison


What: Beach Beers at Bison

When: Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September

Where: Bison Beer Craft House – Bottleshop, 7 East Street, Brighton, BN1 1HP

Entry fee: not applicable

Grab your beach beers from Bison Beer on East Street and receive a 10% discount if you mention you’re visiting Brighton & Hove Beer Week. The offer applies to draught (plastic or growler) beer and cans. Complete your picnic with great beer!

PLUS – for the duration of Brighton & Hove Beer Week you can buy official Brighton & Hove Beer Week t-shirts from Bison Beer on East Street!

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.