• 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

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 […]

Akela IPA

Our brewer Dan has created a new beer called Akela IPA. We generally only use hops grown in England but for this beer we have used Wolf hops from Slovenia. It has an ABV of 4.8% and  it’s fruity with hints of passion fruit, citrus fruits and spices. It has been going down a storm in […]

Tamar, Blondie, First Light

Our specials for June now that summer has arrived…. Tamar Best Bitter, golden brown coloured bitter at 4.3% ABV. The return of one of our summer favourites Blondie at 4.6% ABV. Our strong summer golden ale is also out now, First Light at 5.5% ABV.