Dark Star Imperial Stout – A Vertical Tasting

In a modern beer scene where those who shout the loudest stand out from the crowd, Dark Star sits in a quiet corner of Sussex, on an industrial estate in Partridge Green; a village nestled in the green space somewhere between Horsham and Brighton where it has remained a constant, well regarded name in an ever changing industry

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REVIEW: Lockhart Tavern, Haywards Heath

Words: Rach Smith | Photos: Mike Smith, Rach Smith. For a long time Haywards Heath has just been another Sussex town, along the train track, that serves as another delay between me getting to Brighton and the wealth of quality drinking establishments the seaside city offers. However, with Heath Ball (owner of the Red Lion […]

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REVIEW: The Anchor Tap, Horsham

I’m inclined to fall into the camp which believes that the New Wave of British Brewing (Craft Beer, if you prefer), is a tidal thing. I’m all for the notion that a second wave has brought a new batch of innovative artisanal brewers to the shores of this beer scene, afterall the popularity of the […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now – Part 3: Bottled County.

  The familiarity of that crashing clinking noise as glass bottles empty into the recycling bin must have my neighbours turning their heads. It’s so easy to buy bottled beers of a decent quality though, they’re stocked in every corner of the town, and Horsham (and indeed the rest of Sussex) is home to some […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 4

AHH! the trials of Christmas shopping and the frustration that ensues is bloody tedious. The mass of people always in the way, all flapping like headless chickens, or worse, completely clueless and trance-like. Towns become more like an episode of The Walking Dead. Then home, to get the indoors spruced up and lovely for the […]

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