• 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

Spring Beer

Our Stout is now available locally and through Flying Firkin. Smooth, dark and very drinkable at 4.4%. We are also getting ready for St George’s Day on 23rd April with our tasty 4.0% ale specially created for the celebrations. In anticipation of some crisp, sunny days we also have Devon Frost at 4.5%.  

Bottled Beer for Christmas

If you are looking for our bottled beer this Christmas, to drink or as a gift, in addition to our regular stockists (see the “About Summerskills” page) Party Drinks and Westcountry Produce have a selected range, with gift packs, at the Plymouth City Centre Market until 18th December.

Seasonal Beers

Our Christmas beers are ready to go! We have Turkey’s Delight at 4.6% ABV and Christmouse at 5.1% ABV. Turkey’s Delight is a dark amber moreish winter ale. Plenty of fruit on the aroma, roast malt flavours and a bittersweet finish.     Christmouse is red/brown with a toffee aroma, roast malt and spice flavour with a […]