• 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

February Specials

Scrum-Half Nectar is a new easy-drinking amber coloured beer launched to coincide with the start of the 6 Nations tournament. 4.1% ABV. Scrum-Half Stout, smooth and quaffable, also returns, 4.4% ABV. Continuing with the dark beer theme, Plymouth Porter is back again. We will be donating 5p per pint sold to the Chestnut Appeal for […]

Beer online!

Our bottled ales are now available to purchase online with local delivery through Westcountry Produce.

Plymhop Ale

Our green hopped beer “Plymhop Ale” is ready! Made with hops grown right here in Plymstock, a local gardener harvests them when the conditions in September are favourable and we brew with them the very next day. Although the recipe in terms of the malt and bittering hops remains the same, the flavours and aromas […]