At Beer & Brew, our aim is to help people understand and enjoy beer. We run tastings, socials and courses that are open to all, and private events like Hen and Stag Parties. We also provide consultancy for pubs and restaurants, helping them choose the best beers for their menus, and training their teams to be ‘beer ambassadors’.
Beer & Brew is run by Robert Parker, supported by a team of beer fans. Rob is a bit of a beer geek, and an Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) qualified Beer Sommelier, one of around only 150 in the world.
He knows lots about brewing beer, but his passion is for tasting. He loves sharing his knowledge in a fun and entertaining way, and helping people develop an appreciation for lots of different beer styles. There’s no snobbery or preconceptions – it’s just about making really good beer as accessible as possible.
Rob’s favourite beers are Belgian and German, and he visits both countries every year to find new ones. He loves trying new breweries and varieties, too, and is currently focusing on British beers, particularly those from Sussex.
In a past life, Rob worked in business management – first in builders’ merchants, and then in a community centre. He has lots of experience in solving problems, understanding customer needs, and making organisations work – and even more experience working with people.
Alongside his work running Beer & Brew, he is a regular host for Sunday Assembly Brighton. He has also been known to dabble in bingo.