SOME of the UK’s most exciting breweries are partnering with nine pubs for the south coast’s biggest craft beer festival, The Brighton Tap Takeover.

Nine breweries will take over the taps of their partnered pub for a weekend-long craft beer pub crawl, with more than 50 craft beers available on tap.

Run as a collaboration between The Laine Pub Company and distributor The Beer Collective the event will run across the weekend of April 8-10.

“It’s a unique way to run a craft beer festival of this size,” said Gavin George, CEO of the Laine Pub Company.

“We wanted to take the beer out of the usual festival venue – the conference centre, town hall and church - and put in the environment where it tastes the best – the pub.

"I think it’s going to be a joyous experience, wandering the city from pub to pub tasting amazing craft beers from around the country, many of which are created especially for the festival.”

The brewers coming to Brighton for the weekend include Fourpure, Redchurch and Signature Brew from London), Mad Hatter from Liverpool, Northern Monk from Leeds, Cloudwater from Manchester, Celt Experience from Wales, Big Hug and North Laine Brewhouse from Brighton.

The pubs are The Western, The White Rabbit, Dead Wax Social, The Black Lion, The Mash Tun, Hope & Ruin, The North Laine Brewhouse and The Fountain Head.

Niki Deighton, director of the Beer Collective, added: “It’s so exciting to have all of these amazing brewers in our city for the whole weekend. As well as great beer, each of the brewers will be bringing their own personalities to the party and provide music, food and frivolities all weekend long.”

The hub of the festival is microbrewery The North Laine Brewhouse, which will feature beers from all of the breweries, alongside its own.

All of the participating pubs are within ten minutes walk.

Island Records will curate a night of music at the North Laine Brewhouse on Saturday night, as well as showcasing its own Island Records Session IPA, created with Two Tribes Brewing and Soundwaves Brewery.

Other key events include Top Of The Hops at vinyl music bar, Dead Wax Social.

Each of the brewers has been asked to bring their favourite tracks on vinyl and will be hitting the decks from 11am to 3am on the Friday night.

Visitors can buy a special wristband in advance to receive 20 per cent off all beers, all weekend.

Each wristband costs £15 and comes with £15 of beer credit, as well as a bag of limited edition merchandise, and is available from the North Laine Brewhouse or