Brighton & Hove Beer Week Venues

tHESE ARE THE VENUES THAT TOOK PART IN 2018 – STAND BY FOR EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT THE 2019 VENUES!

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.)

 

 

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

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Holler

 

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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
http://www.hollerbrewery.com
Facebook – Holler Brewery
Twitter – @HollerBrewery
Instagram – @hollerbrewery

 

 

Craft Beer Co.

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Twenty-seven beer lines, intelligent bar staff, and close enough to Churchill Square that you can have a beer whilst you’re out shopping and still feel like you’re on task – Craft Beer Co. ticks all the important boxes and more.

Craft Beer Co. Brighton is the only member of this independently-owned, pub group outside London. It specialises in great beer – local, national and international – and there’s often has something just a bit special from across the Atlantic on keg.

Craft Beer Co., 22-23, Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3FG
01273 723736
http://www.thecraftbeerco.com/brighton/
Facebook – The Craft Beer Co. Brighton
Twitter – @craftbeercoBN1
Instagram – @craftbeercobn1

Whilst you’re there, why not try Brighton Beer Dispensary or the Evening Star?

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Evening Star

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Back in 1994, Dark Star Brewery was born in the basement of the Evening Star. Dark Star no longer brew in the city, but their presence is very much felt in this busy boozer, and it continues to hold a place in the hearts of Sussex beer lovers. You can still find plenty of Dark Star on tap here, of course, but you can also find a really imaginative and constantly changing local, national and international selection on the seven cask hand-pulls and eight keg lines.

The pub is small, but has a couple of tables outside in what can become quite a heady roadside sun-trap. The unofficial railway arrivals and departure lounge, this is also the perfect place to orientate yourself when you first get here, or to grab a tasty train beer for the journey home. Just try not to lose track of time now…

Evening Star, 55-56. Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB
01273 328931
http://www.darkstarbrewing.co.uk/pubs/the-evening-star-brighton
Facebook – Evening Star
Twitter – @EveningStarPub
Instagram – @eveningstarbrighton

Whilst you’re there, why not try The Pond or Idle Hands?

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