It’s all been a bit of a blur really

The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of a pub in Brighton. With a brew plant only marginally bigger than an enthusiastic home-brew kit the characteristic style of hoppy beers was developed and tried out on the willing guinea pigs at the bar.

As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money we didn’t have.

A few years on, well 25 plus actually, we find ourselves in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45 barrel brewhouse. It’s all been a bit of a blur really.

None of us really wanted to leave the cellar of the pub, but apparently more and more people liked drinking the same beers as us, so we needed to brew more…

What’s in a name…

The brewery is named after a song by the band The Grateful Dead, although if you have a heard a different story, use that, never let the truth stand in the way of a good yarn.

Welcome back, we’ve missed you!

The brewery shop doors will be open once more from Saturday 17th April allowing us to welcome you back  instore again. Please take note and respect our social distancing measures we have put in place to keep our staff and the public safe. Our Click & Collect service is still live to make your shopping experience with us here at Dark Star as stress free as possible. Simply place your items in the basket and select the “Store Pickup” option followed by your chosen date and time. Thank you for all your support and we look forward to seeing you again.