Beer By The Sea – Brighton & Hove Beer Week

On Friday 24th August the inaugural Brighton & Hove Beer Week will commence, showcasing the very best of the city’s vibrant beer scene as upwards of thirty venues team up alongside some of the very best breweries from Brighton, Sussex and even further afield to celebrate across more than sixty events. There will be tours, […]

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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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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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REVIEW: London Craft Beer Festival 2015

Friday 14th August 2015 9.59 Skinny jeans and a plain white tee. I’m roasting in these bloody jeans. Ten years ago they were all baggy boyfriend style and t-shirts were pasted in street art inspired graphic designs. Ten years ago I was just discovering the world of beer and the brew in my glass was most […]

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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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REVIEW: Craft Beer Rising 2015

Thursday 19th Feb 2015 Stepping off the train at Shoreditch High Street I made my way towards Brick Lane past graffiti laden walls, street food vendors, Pop-Up London Beer Week events and all manner of other ‘on trend’ people, places & things, I wondered, briefly, if this place is still considered cool or perhaps just a […]

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Open Day at the King’s Brew House

Saturday 20th saw a mass of local beer fans gather outside the home of King Beer for the annual shindig that is the King’s Open Day, an event to mark this season’s release of the award winning brews that are Kings Old Ale and Black Symphony, both of which were tasting on top form. Northern […]

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FESTIVAL: ALE AT AMBERLEY

I joined the queue and made my way around the hillside and through to the yard where people dressed in all-black gathered, steam engines chugged, a silver bullet shone and a darkened double-decker had it’s middle opened out, glowing purple. Reading that back, I realise I’ve perhaps made this sound like a carnival of doom, when in-fact it’s a […]

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LONDON CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2014

Friday 15th 2014, 12-5pm. A Sussex lass in the Big City,  excitedly I make my way to the trade session of the second London Craft Beer Festival. This is my first time at LCB Fest, not knowing what to expect brings some minor anxieties, but sitting on the bus and passing pop-up shops, street food markets […]

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BREWERY FEATURE: SPRINGFEST 2014, KISSINGATE BREWERY

On Saturday 24th May two West Sussex breweries opened their doors to crowds of beer enthusiasts in separate events that saw beer fans seek refuge from the driving rain that sought to keep people away, but the sun fought back to shine on over those who turned out to attend Kissingate’s open day; Springfest and the Spin Up […]

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