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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Sussex: On Tap

With so much competition from within Sussex itself finding a position in bars and pubs can’t be easy. Throw into the mix beers coming in from neighbouring counties & further afield still and the pressure increases. However, some breweries are taking things into their own hands and establishing new brewery taprooms and bars to showcase their talent.

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The Sussex Bottle Share

On the surface of things, Wednesday 17th was just like any other cold, damp and dark January evening, as we had slid into the new year and edged further away from the festivities of the previous month, Dry January was on many people’s minds, but nationwide campaign Tryanuary was on mine and this wasn’t, in […]

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Tryanuary 2019- Sussex Events List

This year I’m once again volunteering as a coordinator for the Sussex arm of the national Tryanuary campaign. Take a look at the region’s events throughout January.

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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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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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Sussex, Beer, Now: Part 5 – Twelve years of seeking beer in HorshamΒ 

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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Concept & Folklore: Wetting the Cuckoo

There’s an old Sussex quirk, plenty of old Sussex quirks in fact, but there’s one that caught my attention as I flipped the pages of my Sussex Miscellany; Cuckoo Ale. It states that as soon as you hear the first call of the season from the tenacious cuckoo, you must go to the nearest inn […]

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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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