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.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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REVIEW: Franklins Brewery Bottled Range + Q&A

I never used to like hoppy beers. My naive palate found the bitterness to be just too much, too unpleasant, like a slap around the face. Thankfully that’s changed and single hopped beers have played a part over the years in helping me to appreciate the more hopped up brews on the beer spectrum. Citra […]

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#12beersofxmas – Days 11 & 12

I’ll admit to being a bit tardy with my blog posts for this year’s series but I’ve got a legit excuse for not posting yesterday; Day 11 and 12 are a double act and so it seemed right to finish with a double post. The beers are Bourgogne des Flandres, Brune and Blonde from the Martin […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 8

I’m a day behind with my my posts, I’m getting tardy, it’s all this endless food and beer making me sluggish! I did drink an exceptional beer yesterday though and whilst I was hosting a dinner for the fam, I thought I’d save the blogging for today. Dinner was a homemade lentil, chickpea and sweet […]

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#12beersofxmas – Day 2

I figured a suitably seasonal brew should be acquired for this 12 bottle run, so with that in mind I chucked a bottle of Santa’s Private Reserve by Rogue in my basket. After a day of sprucing up the house and faffing about making decorations out of pine cones, twine and sodding delightful little jingle bells, […]

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BREWERY FEATURE: Churchillin’ at Welton’s

Back at the start of Spring I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon getting to know the team at Welton’s brewery in Horsham. Now, as the Autumn is pressing in, I have found my way back, spending a few hours at the brewery with Alex Welton and Wayne Frost and joined by Clive Walker […]

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