Yard Party! Celebrating Sussex Beer at Dark Star Brewery

I usually hate buses. There’s something about them that sets my anxiety in a spin, not least the fact that I might get on the wrong bloody one, end up somewhere I don’t want to be and not be on time. There’s an exception, however, to my unwritten rule of Never Get a Bus, because […]

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EAT: The Sussex Smokie

A well regarded and traditional recipe, the Sussex Smokie can be found on many pub menus across the region. Thought to date back as far as the 1800’s it’s a simple dish that now gets a makeover

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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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SUSSEX, BEER, NOW PART 6: CONCLUSIONS.

Such is the evolution of the Sussex beer scene that the beer-scape is very different to when I first started these Sussex specific posts. That in itself is a win, that the scene has grown and moved on and not become stagnant, that there is more to write about than I can keep up with, the positives outweigh the negatives by a large margin.

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GUEST POST: Beer Swap with Chris Norman – Round Three

Back in March 2016 Chris of the ace Circle Master blog & Local Tryanuary Champion for Beeston in Nottingham sent me a bottle of beer from his home county in the first of what has become an ongoing bottle swap. Every so often he’ll send a Notts brew my way and a Sussex beer will head his […]

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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.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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