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    Start Point

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

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    Westward Ho!

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

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    Devon Dew

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

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    Bolt Head

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

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    First Light

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

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    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

Christmas Beer

This year we have two Christmas ales – Turkey’s Delight at 4.6% ABV and Christmouse at 5.1% ABV. The Turkey’s Delight is slightly lighter in colour and alcohol but full of flavour and the Christmouse is stronger, richer and darker.

Bravo Zulu Returns

Bravo Zulu was first brewed to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Five years on we are are still going strong and this time we have gone nationwide through the JD Wetherspoon Real Ale autumn programme. It was very well received at Abbfest and we have also brewed some for the local trade.

Bunker Hill at the Great British Beer Festival

Summerskills Bunker Hill is on Bar B5 “The North West Passage” at the Great British Beer Festival.