BEER TOKEN No.001

The autumn sun shines with that golden glow that seems to only ever be present at this time of year, as the air fills with the mixed aromas of multiple street food vendors; smoke wafts past carrying a familiar scent of grilled meat, the sounds of local musicians provide a soundtrack to a weekend that […]

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Going With The Grain – The Rise Of The Bread Beer.

“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer.” You’ve seen that quote before, scrawled on to pub chalkboards or emblazoned on t-shirts, and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of beer based wit but this quote could be considered an outdated one. Thing is, there’s a new breed of […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now: Part 5 – Twelve years of seeking beer in Horshamย 

Belleville Rendezvous plays on the screen infront of me as I lounge on a weekend afternoon, chomping my way through a bowl of Kettle Chips and washing down the moment with a bottle of pre-buyout Wychwood Hobgoblin. Granted, it isn’t an exciting moment, it isn’t even an exciting beer, but it is an important one. […]

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Top-Notch Brewing in the Heart of Sussex

Words: Rach Smith | Photos: Mike Smith, Alistair Maddock We head over to Haywards Heath for the second time in three months. That’s a record for us, before now we’ve only ever ventured that way twice in three years, and even that’s an ambitious estimate, but there’s a small revolution happening in the Heart of […]

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LITTLE LOOKS – Milk Street Brewery

Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.ย  The Lowdown The likes of Zig Zag and Funky Monkey are beer names that I’ve been aware of for quite some time but I rarely see them on […]

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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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LITTLE LOOKS – Fentimans Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.    The Lowdown: Story has it that it all started in 1905 when Thomas Fentiman found himself in a loan deal with a tradesman. When said deal was […]

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So Here We Are – Goose Island’s London Block Party.

Words: Rach Smith | Photos: Rach Smith I’m on the 12:49 London Bridge train out of Horsham, as sunny spells emerge through occasional cloud on this late September Saturday, I make my way toward Shoreditch. When asked what I was getting up to this weekend, the answer “going to a block party” was greeted by […]

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GUEST POST: Beer Swap with Chris Norman – Round 2

The first county beer swap with beer reviewer Chris Norman, of the delightful Circlemaster Blog, was a success, so we thought we’d go in for round two. The same theme was followed where by I sent Chris a Sussex beer and he sent me one from his home in Nottingham. This time around you can […]

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REVIEW: BEER52

Subscriptions have changed from the usual book, wine or chocolate clubs from a few years back. Gin, snacks, vegetables, geek- merch, socks (?!)โ€ฆyou can pretty much obtain anything on a weekly or monthly basis simply by signing upto one of the many subscription boxes out there, and the world of beer has not been left […]

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