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21st August 2018

Brighton & Hove Beer Week Kicks Off This Friday

The inaugural Brighton & Hove Beer Week kicks off this Friday (24th August). With more than sixty events taking place across thirty venues throughout the ten-day period, it looks set to be the biggest celebration of beer and brewing the city has ever seen.

The week, which runs from Friday 24 August – Sunday 2 September, features tours, tastings, tap takeovers, brewery open days, food, music and exclusive festival brews. On the opening night alone, three exclusive brews – the result of collaborations with Dark Star, UnBarred and Kiln breweries – will be launched at the North Laine Brewhouse, and both Franklins and Brighton Bier will unveil new beers. On the same night there will also be tap takeovers from award-winning breweries Siren and Northern Monk, and a unique, sky-high beer tasting in the British Airways i360, hosted by Harvey’s Brewery.

Throughout the week, events will include music and beer pairing nights at The Brunswick, a live brew by Franklins brewery at Bagelman, and a street food and craft beer night at the city’s only micropub, The Watchmaker’s Arms. Sussex brewery, Burning Sky, will host their 5th birthday celebrations at The Prince Albert and eight local breweries will get together to host a beer festival on Brighton’s Palace Pier.

Brighton and Hove Beer Week’s founder is award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, Emma Inch. She says,

“I’m absolutely astounded by the range and quality of events that are on offer during this, the very first Brighton & Hove Beer Week. I’ve been so impressed by the creativity and spirit of collaboration that has been shown by the venues and the breweries who have all worked so hard together to make this such a landmark event. It will showcase exactly what it is about Brighton & Hove that makes it such a special place to enjoy great beer!”

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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.


Emma Inch

Freelance beer writer, broadcaster & judge

Winner of British Guild of Beer Writers Award for Best Beer Communicator – Online (2017)

Member of the British Guild of Beer Writers

Producer/Presenter of Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio 

Judge at World Beer Awards 2017

website: Fermentation
phone: +44 (0) 7880 714195
Twitter: @fermentradio