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24th July 2018

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Calendar of Events Unveiled

The line-up of events for the inaugural Brighton & Hove Beer Week has been announced. With more than sixty events taking place across thirty venues throughout the ten-day period, the organisers are hoping it will put the city of Brighton and Hove on every beer lover’s map.

The week, which runs from Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September, features tours, tastings, tap takeovers, brewery open days and exclusive festival brews. City breweries, including Loud Shirt and Hand Brew Co., will open their doors to the public, and there’ll be tap takeovers across the city from local breweries such as Dark Star, Holler and Lost Pier, and others from further afield including Northern Monk, Siren and Marble.

Sussex brewery, Burning Sky – recently named the BBC Food & Farming Awards Best Drinks Producer – is celebrating its fifth birthday as part of Brighton & Hove Beer Week, and, by way of a party, has invited 20 of the UK’s best brewers to showcase their beers at The Prince Albert pub. Miles Jenner, head brewer of Harvey’s Brewery will deliver a unique, sky-high beer tasting in the British Airways i360, and a ‘Beer on the Pier’ event, will showcase the creativity and talent of local, independent brewers.

There are numerous beer and food matching events throughout the week including a Beer Breakfast at The Independent, and a Beer and Cheese evening hosted by food writer, Patrick McGuigan and city brewery, Brighton Bier. There’s also plenty to keep music fans happy, including beer and music pairing at The Brunswick, and a Collaboration Carnival – featuring Carnival Collective – at the North Laine Brewhouse.

Some individual events are ticketed but there are no festival lanyards or wristbands, and there is no central festival hub – just a city full of beer to explore and enjoy. Brighton and Hove Beer Week’s founder is award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, Emma Inch. She says,

“Just like the city, Brighton & Hove Beer Week will be diverse, welcoming, celebratory and committed to championing what we do best here in terms of music, food, entertainment and, of course, beer. We have some world class breweries both in Brighton & Hove and across Sussex, and some wonderful beer venues throughout the city. I hope Brighton & Hove Beer Week will encourage people – even those who don’t normally drink beer – to try something a little bit different. Beer is for everyone, and this event will show the world that Brighton and Hove is a fantastic beer destination, not only during these ten days, but all year round.”

You can find all the information about Brighton & Hove Beer Week events on the website: Please find images attached.


For more information:
Contact Emma Inch: Website: Twitter, Instagram & Facebook: @beerbythesea


Notes for editors:
Beer Weeks are becoming increasingly popular in cities across the UK – including Manchester, London, Norwich and Sheffield – as ways of showcasing and celebrating local beer and brewing. This will be Brighton & Hove’s first beer week.

Brighton & Hove and the surrounding counties of East and West Sussex are home to more than 60 breweries – some nationally and internationally renowned. A recent study, quoted in Beer Today, found that the microbrewery trade in East Sussex alone had experienced 1500% growth in the previous year. The county boasts an estimated 6.4 breweries per 100,000 people, compared to 0.4 breweries per 100,000 people in London. (source: Brighton & Hove itself has a rich history of brewing, and a growing independent, contemporary brewing scene. The number of venues leading on craft beer and real ale has increased sharply in the past three years.

Emma Inch is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and the current holder of their award for Best Beer Communicator – Online. She produces and presents Fermentation Beer & Brewing Show for Brighton’s Radio Reverb and has written about beer for various national and international publications including ‘Original Gravity’ ‘Brew Your Own’, and ‘Beer Magazine’. She achieved her General Certificate in Brewing from the Institute of Brewing & Distilling in 2015 and is a prize-winning homebrewer who has collaborated with a number of local breweries. She is also a judge at the World Beer Awards.