For the third year in a row the bodies of beer connoisseurs will litter the streets of North Laine as the world’s biggest craft beer pub crawl – Tap Takeover – comes to Brighton.
From 27 – 29 April, 15 pubs will each host a different brewery, as well as offerings from all the breweries at the festival hub North Laine Brewhouse on Gloucester Street. In all, there will be more than 100 beers from 18 breweries for your delectation.
From the Brewhouse, tasting notes will become gradually more slurred and deranged as the crawl meanders south through North Laine – ending at the East Street Tap.
Of course, you don’t actually have to visit every location and organisers say the furthest walk between pubs is under ten minutes. You can find a map on their website at www.taptakeover.co.uk, as well as a list of all the breweries.
A £15 wristband will get you four half-pints of beer, 50p off every half-pint and a ‘filled can’ to take home. Each brewery will also bring their own DJs, live music, talks and tastings so there’ll be plenty of entertainment all weekend.
So whether you’re looking to refine your beer palate, broaden your knowledge or just want to get shitfaced, it sounds like it’ll be excellent.