Lewes Brewery Tours
Enjoy a brewery tour and tasting in Lewes
Lewes is a charming town located in East Sussex, England. It is known for its picturesque streets, historic landmarks, and cultural significance. The town is surrounded by the South Downs National Park, which provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor activities such as hiking and cycling. Lewes is also home to some of the finest breweries in the country, where visitors can learn about the brewing process, sample some delicious beers, and immerse themselves in the town’s rich brewing heritage. Whether you’re a history buff, an outdoor enthusiast, or a beer lover, Lewes has something to offer for everyone.
That’s The Beer Talking is founded by Dan, who’s a Certified Cicerone & International Beer Judge, and will be on hand to tell you everything about Lewes & Beer that you never knew you needed to know, while drinking a variety of the freshest, hand picked beers we can get our hands on.
Visit Harvey’s Brewery, Abyss Brewing Co. & Beak Brewery on this monthly beer tour with tastings included.
Harvey’s brewery, located in the heart of Lewes, has a history that dates back over 200 years. The brewery was founded in 1790 by John Harvey, a local businessman who saw an opportunity to tap into the growing demand for beer in the area.
Over the years, Harvey’s brewery has become an integral part of Lewes’ cultural and economic landscape. The brewery has survived fires, wars, and financial hardships, but has always managed to come out on top thanks to its commitment to quality and innovation.
One of the key factors that sets Harvey’s apart from other breweries is its use of traditional brewing methods. The brewery still uses open-topped fermenters, which allow for the natural fermentation of the beer, resulting in a richer, more complex flavor profile.
Harvey’s is also known for its commitment to sustainability. The brewery uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and has implemented a number of eco-friendly practices in its operations, such as using solar panels to generate electricity.
Today, Harvey’s brewery is a beloved institution in Lewes, and its beers are enjoyed by people all over the world. From its flagship Sussex Best Bitter to its award-winning Imperial Stout, Harvey’s continues to produce some of the finest beers in the country, staying true to its roots while embracing the future.
Abyss Brewing Co
Abyss Brewing Co is a relatively new addition to Lewes’ brewing scene, having opened its doors in 2017. Despite its youth, however, Abyss has already made a name for itself as one of the most innovative and exciting breweries in the area.
The brewery takes its name from the deep, dark, and mysterious depths of the ocean, and this sense of adventure and experimentation is reflected in its beers. Abyss Brewing Co specializes in small-batch, handcrafted beers that are often infused with unusual ingredients and flavors.
One of the brewery’s most popular creations is its Bacon Brown Ale, a rich and smoky beer that is made with real bacon. Other notable beers include the Mango and Jalapeño Sour, the Peanut Butter Porter, and the Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Stout.
Despite its focus on experimentation, however, Abyss is also committed to using only the highest quality ingredients and traditional brewing techniques. The brewery uses only locally sourced hops and malts, and all of its beers are brewed and fermented on site in small batches.
Visitors to Abyss can sample the brewery’s creations in its cosy taproom, which is decorated with nautical-themed artwork and features a rotating selection of beers on tap. The brewery also hosts regular events, including live music, trivia nights, and food truck festivals.
Whether you’re a die-hard beer enthusiast or just looking for a fun and educational activity, a brewery tour in Lewes is not to be missed. So why not book a tour today and discover the fascinating world of craft beer in one of England’s most historic and picturesque towns?
Beak Brewery is a small, independent craft brewery located in the heart of Lewes, East Sussex. Founded in 2012 by brewer Johnny Clayton, Beak Brewery is known for its contemporary approach to brewing, using progressive techniques and unconventional ingredients to create unique and exciting beers.
The brewery’s ethos is centered on experimentation and creativity, with each beer crafted to challenge the boundaries of traditional brewing. From hop-forward IPAs to rich, complex stouts, Beak Brewery offers a diverse range of beers that showcase the brewery’s passion for innovation and excellence.
One of the brewery’s most popular beers is its Karaoke King IPA, a juicy, tropical IPA that is bursting with fruity flavors and aromas. Another standout beer is its Mocha Mild, a rich and indulgent dark ale that is brewed with chocolate and coffee for a decadent, dessert-like experience.
Beak Brewery is committed to using only the finest quality ingredients, sourcing hops and malts from both England and abroad. The brewery also uses environmentally friendly practices in its operations, such as recycling water and using renewable energy sources.
Visitors to Beak Brewery can sample the brewery’s creations in its taproom, which is open on Fridays and Saturdays. The taproom offers a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere, with plenty of seating and a rotating selection of beers on tap. The brewery also hosts a variety of events, including beer tastings, live music, and food pop-ups.
You can grab a ticket for the Lewes Brewery Tours below. Minimum age is 18 years old. This is an easy walking tour suitable for most ages and fitness levels.