The Pub. A Smile.

My mind has a habit of wandering and is often pulled in by the lure of a pint, a small table in the corner of the pub, a quiet spot in the off-peak hours and maybe a coaster or two wedged under a leg to stop a wobble…

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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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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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Sussex; A Tryanuary Snapshot Part 2

The Tryanuary momentum is still going strong, and with that momentum rolling I want to keep an eye firmly fixed on Sussex and give it another push, so following in the same vein as that first snapshot, here’s Part 2 of my Sussex Tryanuary Q&A’s:

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Pints & Prams: A look back at 2017 and ahead to the New Year. 

The house is quiet, my coffee is warm and whilst there’s still a layer of frost outside I’m reminded that we’re headed toward the end of another year. I honestly don’t know how it’s December already; this year had been a whirlwind and I’ve spent most of it being either overwhelmed, exhausted or a combination […]

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BEER TOKEN No.003

This recent news article on the BBC website sparked a debate, although it’s not really news and isn’t so much an article but rather a photo. The photo is of Australia’s PM at a sports match with his grandson. The problem? Whilst he comforts his grandchild in one arm, he holds a pint of beer with […]

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BEER TOKEN No.002

It’s easy to geek out about beers, or to go chasing the latest releases, the limited editions, the super fresh, the newly imported, the hyped up. It’s easy to get distracted too, to feel like you’re missing out if you don’t get those beers; it’s the collector mentality that’s in many of us, I’m sure, […]

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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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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 Horsham 

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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