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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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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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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Sussex Beer Fest 2014

The annual Sussex CAMRA Branches Beer & Cider Festival (to be formal)  is a big deal for the Sussex beer drinker and a must for the calendar, with over one hundred brewers showcasing hundreds of beers over the course of four days. It’s the Glastonbury of Sussex beer fests -they even have a face-painting stall. The […]

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