AFTER proving a hit last year a week-long beer festival is returning to the city.

Brighton and Hove Beer Week will be back next month for its second city-wide celebration of beer and brewing.

The week of lagers, ales and IPAs runs from Friday, August 23 until Sunday, September 1 and will display the very best of both local and national beers.

Throughout the ten days of the festival, the city’s very best beer venues – including Brighton Bierhaus, Curry Leaf Café, The Watchmaker’s Arms and Brighton Beer Dispensary – will put together a programme of beer launches, tours, tap takeovers and unmissable alcohol fuelled events to keep even the most discerning palate happy.

Breweries from within the city, across Sussex, and from further afield are also lined up to take part in collaborations, one-off brews and events that will highlight the very best things about drinking beer in the city.

Unlike last year there will be no festival wristbands or lanyards, visitors are simply encouraged to explore venues across the city to find their favourite drink.

Emma Inch, Brighton resident and the founder of the beer week, said: “The city’s beer scene continues to go from strength to strength and the beer week is a great way to showcase this to both locals and visitors.”