Brighton and Hove is to have its own beer week. The event, celebrating all things beer and brewing, will take place from August 24 to September 2.

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 events over the ten-day period.

Brighton Beer WeekThey’re 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 of beer. There will be no festival wristbands or lanyards, and no central beer tent: just a whole city full of great beer to explore and enjoy.

The woman behind the event is beer writer and broadcaster Emma Inch, who has lived in Brighton for 25 years and who produces Fermentation — the UK’s only regular beer and brewing show on FM radio — for the city’s Radio Reverb.

She said: “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. There’ll be tap takeovers, brewery open days, walking tours, a home brew competition, tastings, exclusive brews, music, food, and some more quirky events that will demonstrate why drinking beer in Brighton and 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!”

To find out more, visit the Brighton and Hove Beer Week website

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