What the website says…

We like to brew highly drinkable and approachable beers while still introducing people to modern styles and promote drinking in, and supporting independent venues. We’re big lovers of cask ale and will always produce most styles for this format.

Our take on Hand Brew Co…

Visiting the Hand in Hand once to try some beers we must have been saying the right things, as it didn’t take very long to be offered an impromptu tour of the remarkable 4 storey brewery.

Hand Brew Co apparently hold the accolade for the smallest working tower brewery in the UK, with kit spread across various rooms and pipes running through walls and floors. What’s clear is that installing this all must have been a huge task, but 30 years on, definitely worth it.

The beers we’ve tried have an excellent depth of flavour, but it’s the passion that comes across when you speak to those involved. The microbrewing of them by a small team, and then putting them to the test with patrons on site, means there’s really close scrutiny of each brew, and you can taste that attential to detail in the beer.

A bit of history…

The brewery was installed in 1989 and was run for many years as Kemptown Brewery until the founder, a legend in these parts, unfortunately passed away mid 2000s.

Brighton Bier took up residence for a while until in 2016 Hand Brew Co was launched and began pumping out some very popular beers indeed.

By summer 2018 an upgrade was required, not only to increase the output capacity, but to be able to more precisely regulate brewing temperatures. Shoehorning in the huge tanks and new kit into an cellar was quite a logistical task and we recommend chatting to the bar staff about this as there are some great photos.

The brewery can now produce far more beer at one time, but also greater variety with lagers and keg beers alongside cask ales. By the looks of the website a new brewing premises and taproom was planned to be opened at the Garcia Trading Estate in Worthing, watch this space.

How local are they?

Being at the Hand in Hand pub in Kemptown puts Hand Brew Co squarely in central Brighton. the fact you can rock up any day and try the beers on site is a huge bonus.

Our faves 🍺

We have consistently enjoyed the High Five Oat Pale on cask at 4.6%. It’s sweet with incredible moreishness, like an oaty biscuit dipped into milk. It slips down and finishes refreshing like a pale should.

We also really enjoyed the HANS Pilsener recently. A bavarian style made famous by the Czechs, and Hand in Hand have given theirs 6 weeks of maturing time, which is probably why we really enjoyed the crispness and finish.

Hand in Hand
33 Upper St. James’s Street
Brighton
BN2 1JN

01273 286693

Star Road Industrial Estate 22
Partridge Green
RH13 8RA

01403 713085

What the website says…

We like to brew highly drinkable and approachable beers while still introducing people to modern styles and promote drinking in, and supporting independent venues. We’re big lovers of cask ale and will always produce most styles for this format.

Our take on Hand Brew Co…

Visiting the Hand in Hand once to try some beers we must have been saying the right things, as it didn’t take very long to be offered an impromptu tour of the remarkable 4 storey brewery.

Hand Brew Co apparently hold the accolade for the smallest working tower brewery in the UK, with kit spread across various rooms and pipes running through walls and floors. What’s clear is that installing this all must have been a huge task, but 30 years on, definitely worth it.

The beers we’ve tried have an excellent depth of flavour, but it’s the passion that comes across when you speak to those involved. The microbrewing of them by a small team, and then putting them to the test with patrons on site, means there’s really close scrutiny of each brew, and you can taste that attential to detail in the beer.

A bit of history…

The brewery was installed in 1989 and was run for many years as Kemptown Brewery until the founder, a legend in these parts, unfortunately passed away mid 2000s.

Brighton Bier took up residence for a while until in 2016 Hand Brew Co was launched and began pumping out some very popular beers indeed.

By summer 2018 an upgrade was required, not only to increase the output capacity, but to be able to more precisely regulate brewing temperatures. Shoehorning in the huge tanks and new kit into an cellar was quite a logistical task and we recommend chatting to the bar staff about this as there are some great photos.

The brewery can now produce far more beer at one time, but also greater variety with lagers and keg beers alongside cask ales. By the looks of the website a new brewing premises and taproom was planned to be opened at the Garcia Trading Estate in Worthing, watch this space.

How local are they?

Being at the Hand in Hand pub in Kemptown puts Hand Brew Co squarely in central Brighton. the fact you can rock up any day and try the beers on site is a huge bonus.

Our faves 🍺

We have consistently enjoyed the High Five Oat Pale on cask at 4.6%. It’s sweet with incredible moreishness, like an oaty biscuit dipped into milk. It slips down and finishes refreshing like a pale should.

We also really enjoyed the HANS Pilsener recently. A bavarian style made famous by the Czechs, and Hand in Hand have given theirs 6 weeks of maturing time, which is probably why we really enjoyed the crispness and finish.

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