Brighton Bier Directors and Friends of The Greys join forces in the
Bierhaus bands together to back community bid for Brighton music pub
The campaign to buy Brighton’s Greys pub for the community has had a boost – from another local pub!
Brighton Bierhaus, Brighton Bier’s brewery tap on Edward Street, is to host a Day for the Greys on Wednesday, December 20, during which 20% of all the money taken over the bar from midday to midnight will be donated towards the crowdfunding launched to purchase the freehold of the famous Hanover music venue.
Amongst special offerings on the day customers will be able to drink a beer-based cocktail specially created to celebrate the occasion.
Brighton Bier director Stephen Whitehurst explained that the company felt a solidarity with the community bid having earlier this year bought the Bierhaus, formerly The Jury’s Out, from EiGroup, the pubco giant that has now put the Greys up for sale.
“We strongly believe that Brighton needs more independent freehouse pubs that can give people choice and quality when it comes to beer,” he said. “It’s what we’ve tried to do at the Bierhaus, and we’re sure that in the community’s hands The Greys can do a similar job.”
Bierhaus boasts a constantly changing selection of draught beers from other brewers, local, national and international, served from five handpumps and a dozen keg taps.
It’s an offer that’s proved popular since the day the pub reopened in April, Whitehurst added.
Spokesman for Friends of the Greys, Keith Farmer, is delighted to win support for the campaign from a pub that’s only a five-minute walk away.
“I’m one of those who has appreciated what the Bierhaus has brought to this part of Brighton, and it’s fantastic that it’s now backing us in such a practical and fun way,” he said.
“Next Wednesday is sure to be a good day and we hope people will drop by the Bierhaus and help us raise the money we need to buy the Greys – simply by drinking beer!”
Anyone who wants to do even more for the campaign, and become a shareholder in their own pub, can find out how by visiting the Save the Greys page on the Crowdfunder website: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-the-greys
Update : Article in the Argus newspaper