Guests enjoyed five of Hepworth’s popular beers including the hoppy Sussex pale ale, Iron Horse rich strong bitter and the Conqueror Sussex stout which was recently declared Supreme Champion Keg Beer by the Society of Independent Brewers.
“We’re passionate about Sussex beers and ciders”, said pub landlord James Duff, “and it is a real treat to have the experts from the brewery come and talk us through how their drinks are made”.
The beers were accompanied by a selection of pub grub bites from the kitchens of Pub du Vin including pork faggots and burger sliders.
Hepworth Brewery, based in Horsham, was opened by brewer Andy Hepworth in 2000 and prides itself on using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, including barley from the Goodwood Estate. The brewery is licensed by the Soil Association to produce organic beers, and they export all over Europe including Russia.
Pub du Vin and neighbouring Hotel du Vin host a regular programme of food and drink events showcasing great food and drink from Sussex and further afield, including a forthcoming Spanish Wine Dinner on Thursday 23 May. There will be a further beer event shortly with the team fromm WJ King in Horsham.
For more information visit www.hotelduvin.com/locations/brighton or call 01273 718 588.