Last night Louise, Neil and myself went to the Holler Taproom and brewery to attend the Homebrew Brighton meet up and bottle share.
After a short drive we parked up, grabbed the growlers we brought to share and headed into Holler. From the outside it was a welcoming beacon of wood and neon, sitting alongside local artist street art – ABC warrior and all. The inside of the taproom has a real attention to detail from the flooring, tables, bar and the open fermenter / brewery.
The toilets have to have a special mention as each toilet has its own theme and music – it’s a nice touch and does add to the whimsy of the place.
We were made to feel welcome buy the group and we quickly got started on the first beer, it was a English pale ale and we were invited to use the BJCP marking sheets to describe and score the beer. This was an interesting exercise as it was something that I was looking to get into and it really opened my eyes as to what being a BJCP judge entails.
I started off with the Cheat mode pale from the keg and I was very happy with my choice, sampling of course the Miami berliner weisse, cask un-bunjo and the black IPA.
Overall the evening was a success with the group opening at least 10 different beers from brewers all across the Brighton and Mid-Sussex area. I would highly recommend the Holler taproom and brewery for their beers, local pizza and of course the community space they offer.