• Start Point

    Golden with a clean and fresh nose. Sweet upfront with a delicate bitter finish. An excellent session ale.

  • Westward Ho!

    Golden amber coloured refreshing beer. Initial light fruit taste followed by a zesty and fruity finish.

  • Devon Dew

    Honey yellow with a floral, clean malty aroma. Sweet lemon upfront with a long grapefruit finish, mildly hopped.

  • Bolt Head

    Ruby red premium beer. Sweet rum-like aroma, full fruit taste followed by an citrus orange finish.

  • First Light

    Bright amber coloured strong summer ale. Initial toffee taste followed by orange and sherbert finish.

  • South Star

    A rich dark winter warmer, soft chocolate in the mouth with characteristic Goldings aroma.

About Summerskills

We produce a range of cask and bottle conditioned "real ales" from ingredients sourced as locally as possible. Westminster barley is grown by Brian Lethbridge on his farm in the South Hams and malted at Tuckers in Newton Abbot. The hops used in all of our beers, with the exception of the aroma hops in one occasional brew, are grown in Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The fermentation yeast is "wet" reducing the amount of waste yeast from each brew and allowing the strain to develop its own distinctive characteristics. Our spent grains, the remains of the malted barley after mashing, are collected by a local farmer and fed to his cattle.

News

Cellar Vee, Devon Frost & Ninja

Our specials for April – a couple of old favourites and hopefully some reverse psychology to get the weather to warm up! Cellar Vee is a blast from the past, golden amber coloured bitter at 3.7% ABV. It might be spring but there is still a nip in the air! Our golden Devon Frost is 4.5% […]

Scrum-Half Stout and Plymouth Porter

Fancy something dark and smooth to enjoy whilst watching the rugby? Our Scrum-Half Stout is available during February and March at 4.4% ABV. Our November Porter got quite a following so we are now brewing it regularly as Plymouth Porter at 5.0% ABV. 5p per pint sold is donated to the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer.

November Porter

We relaunched our November Porter in the Nowhere Inn  and are donating 10p per pint sold to the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. Porter Ale has its roots going back to the 18th Century when it was popular with street and river Porters in London. Our recipe uses a combination of crystal, chocolate and black […]