• 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

Tally Ho! Beer Festival

Three of our beers (Dune, Devon Dew and Bolt Head) are due to feature in the beer festival at this popular community pub over the weekend of 12-14 August. Click here for more details http://www.tallyhoinn.co.uk/events/event/tally-fest-2016/

Start Point to feature at GBBF 2016

Our Start Point at 3.7% has been chosen to feature at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival this year. The festival starts on Tuesday 9th August with a trade session from 1200 and runs through until Saturday 13th August. More details can be found here http://gbbf.org.uk/. 

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.