Sussex: On Tap

With so much competition from within Sussex itself finding a position in bars and pubs can’t be easy. Throw into the mix beers coming in from neighbouring counties & further afield still and the pressure increases. However, some breweries are taking things into their own hands and establishing new brewery taprooms and bars to showcase their talent.

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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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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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Men With Gun – Gun Brewery, East Sussex

Words – Rach Smith | Photos – Mike Smith, Rach Smith. It all started with a borehole. A borehole because of the desire to collect his own Sussex spring water, so, when enquiries were made into getting a steel container for said spring water the question, “Are you building a brewery?” was posed. And so the […]

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A Sense Of Place – The Three Legs Brewing Co, East Sussex.

Words – Rach Smith | Photos – Rach Smith, Mike Smith Travelling across this small, rural county from West to East, following the path of tree-lined back roads, I was discovering parts of Sussex I’d never seen before. Under the bluest sky on the first warm weekend of spring I found myself eyeing the distinct […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now – Part 2: Cask is King

A little while ago I posted the first entry of my Sussex Beer Now series, an introduction to a steady stream of posts that aim to highlight all that is great and good about my local beer scene; the pubs, the brewers, the beers. Since then I’ve been steadily working my way through a seemingly endless […]

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FEATURE: Bedlam in Sussex

Bedlam…Bedlam…wait. Bedlam! Of course! Awesome. That was (pretty much) my reaction to seeing the Sussex brewery in the line-up for Craft Beer Rising last month. Bedlam is a name I’ve been aware of for a little while now, and I’ve had the pleasure of drinking the beers on cask locally now and then, but this […]

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FEATURE: Following the Siren

It doesn’t take much to get me excited about beer. When ‘spoons started importing Six Point cans, when my local Taylor Walker started serving kegged Punk and when Saison DuPont and Flying Dog found their way into a local free-house fridge, well, I jumped for joy on each occasion. It can be, at times, tough […]

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Sussex Silhouette

    I was eating my breakfast, mindlessly scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw my name pop up in this Turners Brewery status; I’D WON!! All that had been required was the sharing of a previous status update, my name added to and subsequently pulled out of a hat, then boom! I was […]

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FEATURE & REVIEW: Naked Beer Co.

Brighton is, unsurprisingly, the ‘craft’ capitol of Sussex with multiple bars and pubs embracing this brave, new beer world. Cast your eye a little further along the coastline and you’ll see ever more proof of the love Sussex has for great beer. You’ll also find one of the newest additions to the scene- Naked Beer […]

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