Our cask ales and bottled beers are from:

Harvey's of Lewes

Sussex Best Bitter ABV 4%

A superbly balanced session bitter with a prominent hop character. Our most famous and popular brand - it makes up over 90% of our total brewing capacity. Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA's Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006. First brewed as recently as 1955.

XX Sussex Mild ABV 3%

A dark malty mild. Ideal sustenance when there is physical work to be done. Harveys awards for milds date back over half a century and this style of beer enjoys a long heritage at the brewery.

I.P.A. ABV 3.5%

With a delicate grassy and earthy hop aroma, the refreshing bitterness of this beer is balanced by the subtle malt flavours which make for an extremely drinkable pint that has a dry finish and lasting after taste.

Olympia (Summer only) ABV 4.2%

A cool golden summer ale. Very refreshing with a balanced complexity. It was first produced in 2005 to celebrate our major summer award at Kensington Olympia for Best Bitter. It became an instant hit and is especially appreciated when served at 11 degrees Celsius.

Georgian Dragon Ale (April) ABV 4.7%

This intensely hoppy, ruby ale was first brewed in April 2010 for St.Georges Day. However, the label actually commemorates a lesser known hero, Dr Gideon Mantell, the original Father of Paleontology. The respected Lewes Doctor has become regarded as the person responsible for clearly identifying the prehistoric reptiles we today refer to as ‘dinosaurs’. The label depicts Dr Mantell discovering his Iguanodon near Cuckfield, in Sussex in 1821.

Knots of May (May) ABV 3%

This ruby coloured light mild imparts a delicate hop fragrance on the nose. Originally brewed in 1995 to celebrate the 21st anniversary of this local women's team of Morris Dancers. Also part of CAMRA's 'Mild in May' initiative.

Copperwheat Beer (June) ABV 4.8%

Inspired by SIBA's Wheat Beer challenge in 2001 we produced a 4.8% ABV beer using 40% Wheat Malt and 60% Malted Barley. To underline the continental heritage of this beer we uncharacteristically brewed with choicest Hallertau hops from Germany. This award winning brew has been described as 'wheat and sweet'. It is light in colour with a moreish dry palate.

Tom Paine Ale (July) ABV 5.5%

Tom Paine is a premium dry hopped bitter named after the celebrated radical who lived in Lewes in the late eighteenth century. America celebrates 'Independence Day' on the 4th of July and in Britain CAMRA has designated July 'Independents Month' in celebration of Britain's independent brewers

Lewes Castle Brown Ale (August) ABV 4.8%

Best Standard Dark Ale in the 2008 World Beer Awards. A traditional full malty 'Brown Ale' with a creamy head. Mild hop notes with a lingering biscuity sweet palate give coffee and liquorice notes. A bitter sweet finish.

South Down Harvest (September) ABV 5.5%

This is an all-malt single hop brew, using freshly harvested Sussex fuggles together with our own spring water to give a 'taste of the South Downs.'

Star of Eastbourne (October) ABV 5.5%

This premium bitter reminiscent of our successful Tom Paine ale was first brewed to mark the Eastbourne Beer Festival in October 2004.

Old Ale (XXXX) (October to April) ABV 4.3%

A dark seasonal drink brewed from October to April. The advent of 'old' is eagerly awaited by its devotees. Reminiscent of the mild ales produced during the early part of the 20th century, it is brewed to an original gravity of 1040° - 1044° using a high percentage of crystal malt and black sugars. The result is a soft, full beer with a nutty palate

Bonfire Boy (November) ABV 5.8%

Harveys first brewed and bottled Bonfire Boy as a tribute to the emergency services following the fire in July 1996 which destroyed the brewery shop and offices. Bonfire Boy on draught is now established as part of our seasonal brews and is available every November. A strong ale, brewed to an original gravity of 1066°. The brew has a subtle smoky character.

Christmas Ale (December) ABV 8.1%

This strong dark barley wine is reminiscent of the strong 'stock ales drunk during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and should be treated with respect.

 

CarlingLager 4.1% - Kronenbourg Lager 5% - Fosters Lager 4.9%

Guinness 4.1% - Thatchers Draught Cider - Gold 4.8% - Pear 4.5%
 
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