New Brewery Arrives In Horsham

Hats off to beer! Chapeau Brewing Company are launching in Horsham and bringing beers with a cycling spin to locals.

Chapeau, a cycling term meaning ‘hats off to you’, comes from co-owners Katharine and Michael’s love of cycling. Having lived in the French Alps for many years, they became avid fans of Le Tour de France and watched the pros summit the 21 bends to Alpe d’Huez or the cobbles of Northern France many a year. This inspired not only their brewery name, but also the names of their four core beers; Hard Yards (Best Bitter 4.6%), Summit (Pale Ale 4%), Slip Stream (Session Bitter 3.5%) and Open Road (Milk Stout 4.4%).

Now firmly back in Sussex, Michael (an ex-chef) has made the most of his professional background to mix excellent flavours into beers that they want to drink. With many years home brewing as a hobby, honing flavours, aromas and tastes, they’re delighted to be able to open for business selling to Horsham residents both in local pubs and from their brewery tap room located in the Redkiln industrial estate.

Katharine Lee, founder and co-owner of Chapeau Brewing Company said: “we’re so excited to be launching our Brewery in Horsham. We’ve made beers that we love, with a cycling spin that reflects our own passion. Being able to start-up and sell our beers locally is so important to us, and we can’t wait for people to give them a try”.

The business is open from Friday 3 November, when all are invited to come along, say hello, have a beer in the tap room or take some away. Bottles and draft beer will be available to buy direct and will soon also be available to buy online at

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