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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LITTLE LOOKS- LAZY LIZARD BEER CO, PRIMAVERA

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.    For this edition of Little Looks guest contributor Chris Norman gives us his opinion of Primavera, a beer from the Brighton based Lazy Lizard Beer co, one […]

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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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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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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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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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