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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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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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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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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GUEST POST: Beer Swap with Chris Norman – Round 2

The first county beer swap with beer reviewer Chris Norman, of the delightful Circlemaster Blog, was a success, so we thought we’d go in for round two. The same theme was followed whereby I sent Chris a Sussex beer and he sent me one from his home in Nottingham. This time around you can find […]

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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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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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Sussex, Beer, Now- Part 4: Brighton

I’ve been sat on a bus for what feels like an eternity as we make our way into Brighton, past vivid colourful bedding plant displays at the park edges and, as sunshine floods through the window, I spot the sea and excitement builds. I’m a child, it’s the summer holidays and my grandparents have treated […]

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