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Armada Ale 4.5% - £ Available all year
A premium bitter, born from the bottled ale of the same name. Brewed to an original gravity of 1044° -1048° , this golden bitter is ‘dry hopped’ in cask to produce a dry, bitter palate and a splendid aroma of hops. It was awarded Second Prize at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival in 1992.
Best 4% - £ Available all year
Winner of the First Prize Gold Medal at the International Brewers’ Exhibition in 1980, this beer is brewed to an original gravity of 1036° -1040° from a recipe which has evolved over many years. It is a full, well-hopped bitter with a reputation that exceeds the borders of its native and adjoining counties.
Bonfire Boy 5.8% - £ Available in November
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. As well as providing a continuing tribute to the emergency services the name of the brew and timing of its availability provide a close link with the extensive bonfire celebrations which take place in Sussex in the Autumn. A strong ale brewed to an original gravity of 1066° give an alcohol by volume of 5.8%. The brew has a subtle smoky character.
Christmas Ale 8.2% - £ Available in December
Christmas Ale is a strong "Barley Wine" brewed to a strength similar to the beers produced by the Tuder brewers in the time of Queen Elizabeth 1. This dark, heavily hopped Seasonal Brew is an ideal accompaniment to the festive season. A Merry Christmas to all.
Copperwheat Brew 4.8% - £ Available in June
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 morish dry palate.
Kiss 4.8% - £ Available in February
Brewed to celebrate the return to Lewes of Rodin's sculpture.( This great work ranks among the most famous sculpted figures in the world and has an extraordinary history which mirrors the enigma of the Masterpiece) "the Kiss" in 1999. The brew also marks (appropriately) St. Valentine's Day February 14th. A light coloured honeyed brew from a special mash including Malted Oats and finishing at 4.8% A.B.V.
Knots of May Light Mild 3% - £ Available in May
First brewed to celebrate the 21st birthday of this very popular team of Morris Dancers. The beer now forms a well established part of Harveys range of "seasonal brews". The timing of this brew is particularly appropriate since it coincides with the start of the Morris Dancing season. The brew has a lower alcohol content and a deep ruby colour with a delicate hop fragrance. Our own spring water and yeast strain ensure that the brew has the distinctive Harvey character. The alcohol content is 3.0% by volume
Old Ale (xxxx) 4.3% - £ Available in January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
A dark seasonal drink brewed from October to May. The advent of ‘Old’ is eagerly awaited by its devotees. Reminiscent of the mild ales produced during the early part of this 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 which has been awarded First Prize at the International Brewers’ Exhibition on three separate occasions.
Porter 4.8% - £ Available in March
Harveys Porter is brewed from our own recipe dating from 1859. This dark brew was first in its class and overall runner -up at the 1995 GBBF at Olympia. In 1999 it was chosen as the 'Ultimate Pizza Beer' in the Beauty of Hops awards.
Southdown Harvest 5% - £ Available in September
This brew celebrates the time of year that historically has been associated with the gathering in of the harvest and the celebration of the seasons bounty. Southdown Harvest Ales is brewed to an original gravity of 1050 degrees to give an alcohol by volume of 5.0%. It is an "all malt" single hop brew using freshly harvested Sussex Fuggles , which together with our own spring water will combine to give a "taste of the South Downs".
Sussex Pale Ale 3.5% - £ Available all year
Originally brewed during the last war when materials were strictly rationed, this 1030° -1034° bitter was retained when the Best Bitter was reintroduced to offer a choice of product to the public. It is a well balanced, well-hopped bitter and was awarded First Prize at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival in 1990.
Tom Paine 5.5% - £ Available in July
Tom Paine is a premium dry hopped bitter named after the celebrated radical who lived in Lewes in the eighteenth century. America celebrates 'Independence Day' on the 4th of July and in Britain CAMRA has designated July 'Independents Month' in celebration of Britains independent brewers. This strong pale ale was awarded silver medal at the BBI Awards in 1993.
XX Mild Ale 3% - £ Available all year
This dark traditional mild ale, brewed all year round to an original gravity of 1028° -1032° is a well balanced beer with a soft, slightly sweet palate.