What the ABYSS Brewing website says…

From dark to light we brew modern beers with BIG personalities.

We believe in the power of beer to bring people together. We’ve always placed collaboration at the heart of what we do, whether brewing beer or working with the creative community and local charities.

Our take on the brewery…

ABYSS is funky and modern, in terms of both its beer styles and its branding. We love the humble beginnings and the modern outlook, and the stylistic new taproom shows a lot of purposefulness. The way they have designed a sleek modernist tap bar into an old maltings in Lewes is an illustrative example of ABYSS’s respect for tradition and brewing history, and their forward-thinking flare and ambition.

Their beers tend to focus on the many varieties of keg Pales, which are unashamedly hoppy, dank and bursting with flavour. They have a pretty large range but tend not to push the envelope too much, preferring to make beers that are crowd pleasers, rather than challenging or wacky.

There’s an element of personality and fun in what they do as well, from the naming of their beers, like Dank Marvin, to the barely legible psychadelic can art. In our interview with him, Andy Bridge, one of the 2 co-founders strikes us as very humble and properly in love with the beers ABYSS make, as well as the social side and the people he gets to meet through running a brewery and taproom.

 

A bit of history…

ABYSS started life in the cellar of the Pelham Arms in Lewes. Locals got a taste for the experiments coming out of the cellar from co-founders Andy Bridge and Andrew Mellor, who wanted to give people a modern keg beer, brewed with traditional aspects and without the over-carbonation they felt many of the foremost modern pales posessed. A while later they were investing in their own brewery and equipment, moving into the old Black Cat Brewery in Uckfield and starting to ramp up production. In 2021, some ten years after first brewing in the cellar, ABYSS finally opened its own brewery tap in an old maltings in Lewes where it can show off its creations as fresh and as tasty as ever.

Read more about the history of the brand in our full interview with co-founder Andy Bridge, link at the bottom…

 

How local is it?

ABYSS Brewing has never strayed far from Lewes in the creation of its beers: from the cellar of the Pelham Arms, via a brewery site in Uckfield, and now back where it started – albeit up the other end of Lewes. ABYSS Brewing are arguably one of Sussex’s most progressive brewers by the way they champion modern Pale ales, and alongside Beak are really elevating Lewes’ brewery-tap scene.

 

Our favourites 🍺

Super Pale is everything you want in a sessionable pale ale and more. Thirst quenching, flavoursome, hoppy, juicy and with good mouthfeel and interesting aftertaste. All of this is delivered at only 4.4%, without too much fizzyness and it has a lightness to it which tempts you to put more pints in you than is probably necessary. One of Sussex’s best session pales for sure. we’re huge huge fans.

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Unit 3, The Malthouse
Daveys Lane
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2BF

hello@abyssbrewing.co.uk

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Unit 3, The Malthouse
Daveys Lane
Lewes
East Sussex
BN7 2BF

hello@abyssbrewing.co.uk

What the ABYSS Brewing website says…

From dark to light we brew modern beers with BIG personalities.

We believe in the power of beer to bring people together. We’ve always placed collaboration at the heart of what we do, whether brewing beer or working with the creative community and local charities.

 

Our take on the brewery…

ABYSS is funky and modern, in terms of both its beer styles and its branding. We love the humble beginnings and the modern outlook, and the stylistic new taproom shows a lot of purposefulness. The way they have designed a sleek modernist tap bar into an old maltings in Lewes is an illustrative example of ABYSS’s respect for tradition and brewing history, and their forward-thinking flare and ambition.

Their beers tend to focus on the many varieties of keg Pales, which are unashamedly hoppy, dank and bursting with flavour. They have a pretty large range but tend not to push the envelope too much, preferring to make beers that are crowd pleasers, rather than challenging or wacky.

There’s an element of personality and fun in what they do as well, from the naming of their beers, like Dank Marvin, to the barely legible psychadelic can art. In our interview with him, Andy Bridge, one of the 2 co-founders strikes us as very humble and properly in love with the beers ABYSS make, as well as the social side and the people he gets to meet through running a brewery and taproom.

 

A bit of history…

ABYSS started life in the cellar of the Pelham Arms in Lewes. Locals got a taste for the experiments coming out of the cellar from co-founders Andy Bridge and Andrew Mellor, who wanted to give people a modern keg beer, brewed with traditional aspects and without the over-carbonation they felt many of the foremost modern pales posessed. A while later they were investing in their own brewery and equipment, moving into the old Black Cat Brewery in Uckfield and starting to ramp up production. In 2021, some ten years after first brewing in the cellar, ABYSS finally opened its own brewery tap in an old maltings in Lewes where it can show off its creations as fresh and as tasty as ever.

Read more about the history of the brand in our full interview with co-founder Andy Bridge, link at the bottom…

 

How local is it?

ABYSS Brewing has never strayed far from Lewes in the creation of its beers: from the cellar of the Pelham Arms, via a brewery site in Uckfield, and now back where it started – albeit up the other end of Lewes. ABYSS Brewing are arguably one of Sussex’s most progressive brewers by the way they champion modern Pale ales, and alongside Beak are really elevating Lewes’ brewery-tap scene.

 

Our favourites 🍺

Super Pale is everything you want in a sessionable pale ale and more. Thirst quenching, flavoursome, hoppy, juicy and with good mouthfeel and interesting aftertaste. All of this is delivered at only 4.4%, without too much fizzyness and it has a lightness to it which tempts you to put more pints in you than is probably necessary. One of Sussex’s best session pales for sure. we’re huge huge fans.

abyss_brewing_bottle_super_pale

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