The week will run from Friday, 24 August to Sunday, 2 September 2018, and showcase the very best the city has to offer beer lovers. More than 20 of the city’s beer venues – including The Evening Star, Brighton Beer Dispensary and The Watchmaker’s Arms – are coming together to offer a series of exciting events over the ten-day period.
The venues are also pairing up with breweries both within the city – including Brighton Bier, Hand Brew Co and Loud Shirt Brewing Co – and throughout Sussex – such as Burning Sky, Harvey’s and UnBarred – to ensure the city is full to the brim of the freshest, tastiest beer.
There are no festival wristbands or lanyards for the event, and no central beer tent: just a whole city full of great beer to explore and enjoy.
Brighton & Hove Beer Week was founded and will be coordinated by award-winning beer writer and broadcaster, Emma Inch. She produces Fermentation – the UK’s only regular beer and brewing show on FM radio – for Brighton’s Radio Reverb, and has made the city her home for the past 25 years.
“This event is about world-class beer served where it should be, in the pubs, bars, restaurants and bottle shops that bring it to you all year round,” she said. “There’ll be tap takeovers, brewery open days, walking tours, a homebrew competition, tastings, exclusive brews, music, food, and some more quirky events that will demonstrate why drinking beer in Brighton & Hove is so different to drinking beer in any other city.
“We’ll be celebrating what makes us unique in terms of our heritage, our diversity, our ‘green credentials’ and everything else we have to offer as a one-of-a-kind city by the sea. It’s going to be quite a party!”
The venues involved in this year’s festival are listed on the Brighton & Hove Beer Week website.