The Brighton Tap Takeover: 8th -10th April 2016

Published On April 1, 2016 | By We Love Brighton | Music & Nightlife Reviews & Previews

Ten of the UK’s most exciting breweries are partnering with ten of Brighton’s finest pubs to create the south coast’s biggest ever craft beer festival – The Brighton Tap Takeover, the south coast’s biggest ever Craft Beer Festival.


Each of the breweries will ‘takeover’ the taps of their partnered pub for the whole weekend, creating the world’s best craft beer pub crawl, with more than 50 craft beers available on tap.

Run as a collaboration between leading Brighton-based operator, The Laine Pub Company, and beer distributor, The Beer Collective, the event will run across the weekend of 8-10th of April.

The hub of the festival is Brighton’s leading microbrewery, The North Laine Brewhouse, which will feature beers from all of the breweries, alongside its own. All of the participating pubs are within ten minutes walk.

It’s a unique way to run a craft beer festival of this size,” commented Gavin George, CEO of the Laine Pub Company.

We wanted to take the beer out of the usual festival venue – the conference centre, town hall and church – and put in the environment where it tastes the best – the pub. I think it’s going to be a joyous experience, wandering the city from pub to pub tasting amazing craft beers from around the country, many of which are created especially for the festival

The brewers coming to Brighton for the weekend, represent some of the most exciting craft breweries from across the UK: Fourpure, Redchurch and Signature Brew (London), Mad Hatter (Liverpool), Northern Monk (Leeds), Cloudwater (Manchester), Celt Experience (Wales), Big Hug (hobo brewers) and North Laine Brewhouse and Two Tribes (Brighton).

Entertainment and music will be a big part of the weekend, with Island Records featuring at the North Laine Brewhouse on Saturday night. The iconic label will be curating a night of music to keep you dancing into the early hours, as well as showcasing the label’s own Island Records Session IPA, created with Two Tribes Brewing and Soundwaves Brewery. Other key events include Top Of The Hops at vinyl music bar, Dead Wax Social. Each of the brewers has been asked to bring their favourite tracks on vinyl and will be hitting the decks from 11am to 3am on the Friday night.

Visitors can buy a special wristband in advance to receive 20% off all beers, all weekend. Each wristband costs £15 and comes pre-loaded with £15 of beer credit, as well as a bag of limited edition merchandise. Available from the North Laine’s Brewhouse or taptakeover.

Follow the Tap Takeover on Twitter.

About The Writer

Giving great content to Brighton lovers everywhere. Sign up to our newsletter and like us on Facebook to keep in the know. Then do something really useful and keep us in the know by commenting below...