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Cliffe Industrial Estate
Beak Brewery Lewes
After traversing the country for many years, it’s apt that Beak make you wander off-piste for their tap room
Beak Brewery Lewes launched their brewer/tap-room to much hype in the Summer of 2020, and even Coronavirus couldn’t dampen the excitement as loads of people trekked down to the atypical location of Cliffe Industrial Estate for a taste.
The tap bar is located in a large unit overlooked by the chalk cliffs, and it’s cavernous. The tanks and brewing equipment are installed in full view around the room and on the rear back wall. In the centre is a small bar and at the front of the unit are rows of benches with more set up outside when the weather allows.
Beak stock a selection of their own incredible and locally renowned brews on tap; a couple of very hazy pales, a heady imperial stout, and a table beer were on offer last visit, alongside a guest Keller Pilsner from Lost and Grounded.
The tap bar opened during coronavirus and so our only experience so far has required logistical planning and booking a week in advance in order to secure a space.
We can only imagine that when social distancing and hourly slot bookings are a thing of the past, Beak Brewery Lewes, with it’s out of the way spot, will have a great communal beer hall type vibe with revellers drinking merrily into the evening.