What the website says…

Conceived as a ‘nomadic’ project, with recipes tested on our trusty nano-kit, Beak Brewery has spent several years creating unfiltered, seasonally-inspired beer with friends at some of the greatest UK breweries.

Our take on Beak Brewery…

Beak Brewery combines the unbridled passion of previously nomadic brewer Danny with the formidable brewing knowledge of Robin, ex Burning Sky, into a potent combo that bursts with youthful enthusiasm and dedication to quality.

The brewery focuses on hop-forward New England style pales, but will also dabble in seasonal brews and specials such as Pencil (their porter) and Horses, a West Coast rye.

We really like that they keep things simple, not over-complicating a process that they themeselves admit can be kept simple, and in so doing create strong consistency. This is demonstrated in the ‘one-word’ names of their beers and the instantly recogniseable art and design on the cans and clips that invoke a sense of childish innocence.

A bit of history…

The Beak Brewery project started with Daniel Tapper, who spent years ‘cuckoo brewing’ (brewing on other people’s kit) while developing the brand and his skills at renowned breweries such as Beavertown and Northern Monk.

When relocating to Lewes, a chance referral from a mutual friend at Beavertown led to Daniel meeting Robin Head-Fourman, then a brewer at Burning Sky, and in the summer of 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, they launched Beak Brewery on Cliffe Industrial Estate in Lewes.

When permitted to open, the taproom has been incredibly popular with people visiting from near and far. Any hype that surrounded the launch of Beak is well warranted, as beer after beer of excellent quality has emerged, putting it and its Lewes taproom squarely on the map.

How local are they?

Beak Brewery is based on Cliffe Industrial Estate at the far eastern end of Lewes, beyond the Snowdrop Inn, just off the A26. Despite being slightly out of the way you can expect crowds to descend at weekends, and given the popularity of the taproom very little draft beer makes it into the surrounding pubs.

Our favourites 🍺

Strangers was a favourite of ours back in the summer; dense in mouthfeel yet crisp and refreshing, juicy with tropical fruits while not overly sweet, it’s a hop-forward and very pleasing and more-ish IPA at a sessionable 5.5%.

On a recent visit we tried Horses, their West Coast rye at 6%. We loved the crispness, with notes of caramel malts and a hint of dry fruityness.

the beak brewery logo man holding bottle reading map

Unit 14 Cliffe Industrial Estate
South Street
Lewes
BN8 6JL

01273 473094

beak brewery strangers can
beak brewery horses can
the beak brewery logo man holding bottle reading map

Unit 14 Cliffe Industrial Estate
South Street
Lewes
BN8 6JL

01273 473094

What the website says…

Conceived as a ‘nomadic’ project, with recipes tested on our trusty nano-kit, Beak Brewery has spent several years creating unfiltered, seasonally-inspired beer with friends at some of the greatest UK breweries.

Our take on Beak Brewery…

Beak Brewery combines the unbridled passion of previously nomadic brewer Danny with the formidable brewing knowledge of Robin, ex Burning Sky, into a potent combo that bursts with youthful enthusiasm and dedication to quality.

The brewery focuses on hop-forward New England style pales, but will also dabble in seasonal brews and specials such as Pencil (their porter) and Horses, a West Coast rye.

We really like that they keep things simple, not over-complicating a process that they themeselves admit can be kept simple, and in so doing create strong consistency. This is demonstrated in the ‘one-word’ names of their beers and the instantly recogniseable art and design on the cans and clips that invoke a sense of childish innocence.

A bit of history…

The Beak Brewery project started with Daniel Tapper, who spent years ‘cuckoo brewing’ (brewing on other people’s kit) while developing the brand and his skills at renowned breweries such as Beavertown and Northern Monk.

When relocating to Lewes, a chance referral from a mutual friend at Beavertown led to Daniel meeting Robin Head-Fourman, then a brewer at Burning Sky, and in the summer of 2020, in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, they launched Beak Brewery on Cliffe Industrial Estate in Lewes.

When permitted to open, the taproom has been incredibly popular with people visiting from near and far. Any hype that surrounded the launch of Beak is well warranted, as beer after beer of excellent quality has emerged, putting it and its Lewes taproom squarely on the map.

How local are they?

Beak Brewery is based on Cliffe Industrial Estate at the far eastern end of Lewes, beyond the Snowdrop Inn, just off the A26. Despite being slightly out of the way you can expect crowds to descend at weekends, and given the popularity of the taproom very little draft beer makes it into the surrounding pubs.

Our favourites 🍺

Strangers was a favourite of ours back in the summer; dense in mouthfeel yet crisp and refreshing, juicy with tropical fruits while not overly sweet, it’s a hop-forward and very pleasing and more-ish IPA at a sessionable 5.5%.

On a recent visit we tried Horses, their West Coast rye at 6%. We loved the crispness, with notes of caramel malts and a hint of dry fruityness.

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