Sussex Brewery Guide

Langham Brewery

langham-barrels-2Langham Brewery are an independent steam-powered craft microbrewery situated in West Sussex. Their passion lies in producing innovative, distinctive and flavoursome real ales using the finest quality ingredients and traditional craft skills. The brewery is constantly evolving; showing a fresh approach to business, while retaining their ethos and traditional working practices.

Their range of delicious and award-winning artisan ales (seven regular beers and eight exciting limited editions) are available in a large number of Brighton & Hove hostelries – The Victory Inn, The Shakespeare’s Head and The Watchmaker’s Arms – to name just a few. They can also be found in East and West Sussex venues, off-licences, supermarkets and, of course, their brewery shop.

Langham Brewery pride themselves on being part of their local community; they are immensely proud of their barn HQ, where their ales are brewed in the tranquility and natural beauty of the South Downs. The brewery showcase their ales at a myriad of regional events. A number of times a year they also host live music and comedy shows, including an annual Bonkers for Conkers championship. Through these events they support locally-linked charities, raising £1800+ so far during 2016, with more events planned for the near future.

This Christmas, the folks you love will adore the gift of ale – a Langham brewery tour, a party sized mini-keg (or three) and/or a Langham gift pack anyone? Wouldn’t say no to those…

Check out the brewery’s website for further insights – you’ll see their many awards (over 30 – and 4 awards this year alone!), their events calendar, and enjoy the fun and detailed tasting notes… and much more.


North Laine Brewhouse

North LaineWhy drink beer that’s travelled far and wide, when you can enjoy pints brewed within feet of where you’re drinking it? The self-confessed ‘spiritual home’ of Brighton brewing, The North Laine Brewhouse stands proud as a multi-functional venue. A self-contained brewery visible from the bar, the floorspace of the venue provides somewhat of a blank canvas, ready for you to make it the backdrop of any evening of brewing and drinking.

The brewhouse offers their very own Beer School. It’s ideal for many occasions, from birthdays and anniversaries to team building or staff days out, or maybe just to get a little closer to your favourite tipple. The tour takes about an hour and you’ll come away feeling well-informed and a little warm and fuzzy inside. Oh, and watch out for £3 Friday where you’ll get a little more booze for your buck.


Long Man Brewery

Long Man BreweryTaking over a farm rich in history towards the end of 2011, a trio of brewers created their own sustainable commercial brewery. Their ethos is homegrown: what comes from the land around them is what they’ll use in their beers. Electricity comes from solar panels on the roof of the grain store, and waste products that aren’t used to feed livestock are composted and re-used on the farm.

This year hasn’t been all bad, as Long Man have launched two new event bars to provide their produce to an array of events. The Ambience Trailer comes staffed and stocked, and with cool cask ales dispensed from six taps. For smaller events, The Cask Bar is a winner as it churns out pint after pint of a nine-gallon cask.

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