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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LITTLE LOOKS- Wye Valley Brewery, HPA

Little Looks are the reviews of brews that may be new to me or to the market, a local beer I want to shout about, or simply a classic revisited.

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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 of […]

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LITTLE LOOKS – Milk Street Brewery

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.Β  The Lowdown The likes of Zig Zag and Funky Monkey are beer names that I’ve been aware of for quite some time but I rarely see them on […]

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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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LITTLE LOOKS – Petrus Sour BeersΒ 

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.Β    The Lowdown: Sour beers are the strange cousin; very much a part of the beer family, gets invited to all the do’s, but turns up at weddings […]

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REVIEW: BEER52

Subscriptions have changed from the usual book, wine or chocolate clubs from a few years back. Gin, snacks, vegetables, geek- merch, socks (?!)…you can pretty much obtain anything on a weekly or monthly basis simply by signing upto one of the many subscription boxes out there, and the world of beer has not been left […]

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A Sense Of Place – The Three Legs Brewing Co, East Sussex.

Words – Rach Smith | Photos – Rach Smith, Mike Smith Travelling across this small, rural county from West to East, following the path of tree-lined back roads, I was discovering parts of Sussex I’d never seen before. Under the bluest sky on the first warm weekend of spring I found myself eyeing the distinct […]

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Guest Post: A Bottle Swap with Chris Norman

A little while back Chris Norman – who blogs over at circlemaster.wordpress.com – got in touch about a potential collab post. We opted to go down the route of a bottle swap, each sending a beer from our respective regions, followed by a guest post on each others blogs. So, a mystery Nottinghamshire brew found its way […]

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REVIEW: The Anchor Tap, Horsham

I’m inclined to fall into the camp which believes that the New Wave of British Brewing (Craft Beer, if you prefer), is a tidal thing. I’m all for the notion that a second wave has brought a new batch of innovative artisanal brewers to the shores of this beer scene, afterall the popularity of the […]

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