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We're not sure exactly what's going on with the Dissenting Academy and Kraken. This 'display' looks more like a shrine or sacrifice to us. We're not asking any questions.

We’re not sure exactly what’s going on with the Dissenting Academy and Kraken. This ‘display’ looks more like a shrine or sacrifice to us. We’re not asking any questions.

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He's not just a pretty, bearded, hop-dusted face. Oh no, Four Thieves and Aeronaut brewer Nic can write real good too. Click here for his first blog post.

He’s not just a pretty, bearded, hop-dusted face. Oh no, Four Thieves and Aeronaut brewer Nic can write real good too. Click here for his first blog post.

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We're extremely excited to announce that Brighton's fantastic Miniclick are setting up monthly at The Dissenting Academy. They put on talks about photography - the stories and subjects, not about the equipment.

We’re extremely excited to announce that Brighton’s fantastic Miniclick are setting up monthly at The Dissenting Academy. They put on talks about photography – the stories and subjects, not about the equipment. The first one will be a ‘soapbox’ on Tuesday May 26th, with less-that-seven-minute talks from Annie Collinge, Laura Pannack, Niall McDiarmid (that’s his photo above) and others. For more details click here.

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We might have given the impression that life at The Four Thieves is just about testing booze. Not true. They also test craft tonics, like these from Square Root.

We might have given the impression that life at The Four Thieves is just about testing booze. Not true. They also test craft tonics, like these from Square Root.

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How much would you pay for a pint of one of these? £5.50? They're easily worth that. But if you join the Aeronaut's Ale Club - or come on on several midweek nights - you can get one for £3.

How much would you pay for a pint of one of these? £5.50? They’re easily worth that. But if you join the Aeronaut’s Ale Club – or come on on several midweek nights – you can get one for £3. Yeah, a pint. How come? Because we brew them ourselves and love them so much we want your to experience them.

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Spring sprung. Beer gardens. Lager. The return of white wine. Life feels pretty good right now.

Spring sprung. Beer gardens. Lager. The return of white wine. Life feels pretty good right now.

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If you're going to have a beer tasting, where better to hold it than a brewery. The guys at the Four Thieves have got life sorted.

If you’re going to have a beer tasting, where better to hold it than a brewery. The guys at the Four Thieves have got life sorted.

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Nic has got his head in the tanks at The Aeronaut again. He's dry hopping the Long On with Centennial. Long On is a beer the pub is brewing for Acton Cricket Club. Don't get caught out on this one. Caught out, like in, y'know, cricket. Oh, we don't know why we bother.

Nic has got his head in the tanks at The Aeronaut again. He’s dry hopping the Long On with Centennial. Long On is a beer the pub is brewing for Acton Cricket Club.

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You want authentic Greek fast food every Thursday and Friday in April? Of course you do. So head to The Old Nun's Head for I Should be Souvlaki's residency.

You want authentic Greek food – pork, chicken or halloumi souvlaki, Greek sausages, chips with feta, courgette fritters, dips, meatballs and Greekslaw – every Thursday and Friday in April? Of course you do. So head to The Old Nun’s Head for I Should Be Souvlaki‘s residency.

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How many burger makers get fan mail? This is the latest round of love letters to Burger Bear at The Old Nun's Head.

How many burger makers get fan mail? This is the latest round of love letters to Burger Bear at The Old Nun’s Head.

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Nic and Sam's 'sexy brewer' calendar is starting to take shape. We're looking forward to find out which one of them is doing the 'splashing in the tank' shot.

Nic and Sam’s ‘sexy brewer’ calendar is starting to take shape. We’re looking forward to find out which one of them is doing the ‘splashing in the tank’ shot.

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We were absolutely gutted to hear about the Battersea Arts Club, a neighbour of The Four Thieves. We were straight on the phone to see if there was anything we could do to help. What was needed was a new home for Josie Long, or her show at least.

We were absolutely gutted to hear about the Battersea Arts Club, a neighbour of The Four Thieves. We were straight on the phone to see if there was anything we could do to help. What was needed was a new home for Josie Long, or her show at least. It was our very great pleasure to throw the Thieves doors open to her and her fans on 28th March.

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Has bubble'n'squeak ever looked so pretty? The Full English at The Joker Of Penton Street really know their breakfasts (and brunches, and lunches and dinners).

Has bubble’n’squeak ever looked so pretty? The Full English at The Joker Of Penton Street really know their breakfasts (and brunches, and lunches and dinners).

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The latest brew from Sam at The People's Park Tavern? It uses Summit, Simcoe, Chinook and Galena... and that's just the late-boil hops.

The latest brew from Sam at The People’s Park Tavern? It uses Summit, Simcoe, Chinook and Galena… and that’s just the late-boil hops.

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Oh yes. It's happening. Table tennis, in the big top at The Aeronaut. Sunday night practice sessions, Monday serious games.

Oh yes. It’s happening. Table tennis, in the big top at The Aeronaut. Sunday night practice sessions, Monday serious games. Aeronaut manager Dene fancies himself as pretty good. Come and teach him a lesson.

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Kraken and Laine's. Best buddies.

Kraken and Laine’s. Best buddies.

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