THE UK’S biggest city-wide beer festival is coming to Brighton.

Laine Brew Company has announced the return of the Tap Takeover festival after a two-year hiatus.

Due to be held from October 22 to 24, the three-day event will take place across 20 pubs in Brighton and Hove.

The festival will feature 130 craft beers from 22 independent breweries, as well as live music, DJs, tasting sessions and talks.

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And for the first time ever, the festival will feature a 300-capacity beer tent in the city centre.

Laine Brew Company CEO Gavin George said the addition of the beer tent means the event is more ambitious than ever.

“This event takes the large beer festival out of the exhibition halls and puts it into the place where beer tastes best - the pub,” he said.

"We’re so pleased to have so many great breweries joining us this year from all over the UK, and each will be curating their own particular brand of pub experience in one of Brighton’s unique pubs.”

Participating pubs include The Black Lion, The Earth and Stars, The Fiddler’s, The Actors, The Mesmerist, North Laine Brewhouse, The White Rabbit, East St Tap, The Western, The Victory, The World’s End, The Fountain Head, The Tempest, The Mash Tun, The Pull and Pump, Dead Wax Social, The Bath Arms, The Hope and Ruin, The New Unity and The Fortune of War.

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Laine Brew Company first launched the festival in 2016, with ten pubs participating across Brighton.

By 2018, 15 pubs were involved, and the event attracted 2000 guests.

Following a two-year hiatus, the festival is returning for its largest edition yet, with beers from independent breweries including Verdant, North, Five Points, Tiny Rebel and the festival’s headline partner Brixton Brewery.

Weekend tickets for the festival cost £20 and include entry, four free half pints of craft beer and discounts on all beers on offer in participating pubs.

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