pick of the week: hanover beer festival

Ah, Hanover. The hilly enclave with the ice-cream-coloured houses that’s beloved by students and libertarian Brightonians alike. If you live in Brighton then you’re probably already familiar with the area’s infamous Community Noticeboard not to mention the neighbourly spirit (and random hilarity) that comes with it. But you might not (yet) have experienced the delights of Muesli Mountain’s Hanover Beer Festival. Well, you can change that this year if you’re quick and we mean quick, tickets are selling like *insert appropriate beer-related pun* (i.e. really really fast).

Back for its 32nd year, the charming charity festival lands in the Hanover Community Centre this Friday and Saturday. Yet again, the event’s fabulous curators have selected some some of the best, and most unusual, beers (including vegan and gluten-free offerings) to bring to Brighton.

Your ticket includes your very own pint or half pint festival glass (very collectable!), tasting notes, branded pencil and your first pint. And don’t worry if you’re not a lover of the brown stuff, there’s plenty of cider, perry and wine available, too. You can’t say fairer than that. It’s possibly the best night out in Hanover – just look at those happy faces! – and, with proceeds going to the Community Centre, too, you’re getting pissed with a purpose!

And you can continue the party afterwards at Haus on the Hill who are celebrating their first birthday with extended opening hours to 1.00am all weekend (and 50% off food all week)!

Friday 4th and Saturday 5th October; £12 for Friday, £10 Saturday, available to buy from Sir Charles Napier, The Constant Service, Village and Brighton Bierhaus – cash only!
Hanover Community Centre, 33 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD