''Fantastic'' Brewhaven festival returns with extra day added

Cllr James MacCleary with Danny Tapper - owner of Beak Brewery and Taproom

Brewhaven Sussex Craft Beer Festival returns bigger and better for its second year in the impressive surroundings of Newhaven Fort on Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1.

Tickets are selling fast for the popular event that celebrates the fantastic and diverse selection of craft beers being made locally.

Organisers Newhaven Festival and Visit Lewes have invited 15 of the area's best craft breweries to showcase their products and sell direct to festival-goers, along with delicious treats from top local food producers and a wine and Sussex spirits bar for non-beer drinkers.

Due to demand at the inaugural Brewhaven, this year's festival has been extended to three sessions - Saturday afternoon, Saturday night and, for the first time, Sunday afternoon.

Councillor James MacCleary, Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council and Newhaven councillor, said: "The festival was a huge hit in 2021 and this year's fantastic Brewhaven promises to be even better with more outstanding local beers and food to enjoy in the iconic setting of Newhaven Fort.

"It's a great outing for people of all ages with a family-friendly vibe for the afternoon sessions and more of a party feel for over 18s in the evening including music.

"Coming along is the perfect way to sample and support our wonderful array of local brewers, and with lots of tickets already snapped up book quickly to secure your festival place!"

The two daytime sessions, from 1pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, will be laid back, family-friendly events with the fort's playground open and free craft activities to keep younger visitors entertained. The cafe will be serving soft drinks, ice cream, snacks and sandwiches, while brewers offer their products under the cover of a Second World War Romney Hut.

At the over 18s-only Saturday night session, which runs from 6pm to 10pm, there will be more fabulous craft beer, great food, music and DJs.

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