What the website says…

The dream of a long term brewer with a love of both punchy hop forward pales and of the beautiful Belgian beer tradition. A brewers brewery, we are fortunate to be blessed with a talented team

Our take on the brewery…

Burning Sky are lauded for many good reasons and none would be the case without their humble hero of local brewing, Mark Tranter. Mark’s need to do exciting brewing lead him to developing a brewery that is certainly renowned locally, if not nationally, as one of the best brewers of traditional farmhouse Belgian styles, most notably Saisons. 

Expect to find lots and lots of Saison options in their shop, mixed fermentation beers and even a spontaneous fermented beer produced by their own coolship. We love the fact that a Sussex brewer is getting Saison on the taps of bars across Sussex and rightly so, it’s a fantastic style. If you’re new to the style imagine a hybrid of lager, a cider and a sour. You get light, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, without the overly tart and drying sensation, with often some funky fruity esters. 

Burning Sky also have a diverse range of more mainstream styles, Table Beer all the way through to Imperial Stout is available and 

A bit of history…

Owner and founder Mark Tranter is something of a brewing hero in Brighton and Sussex, he began his brewing under the floorboards of the Evening Star pushing the boundaries of what beer drinking palates could handle in the mid 90s, playing with new-world hops and brewing hop-forward beers way before they were mainstream. 

Mark invented Hop Head in that very cellar and went on to co-found Dark Star, arguably Sussex’s most well known brewer after Harveys. Much later on, in 2013, Burning Sky was formed when Mark was itching for a bit more freedom and expression in his brewing such as barrel ageing, and mixed fermentation beers. The first beer, a Saison set the tone for of things to come. There’s loads more detail about this journey in our interview with Mark.

How local are they?

Burning Sky brew out of a farm plot in the idyllic South Downs village of Firle, the other side of Lewes.

Our favourites 🍺

We adore their Petite Saison, refreshing with loads of flavour at only 3.5%.

We’re also big fans of their IPA Devil’s Rest, Easy Answers IPA and the Impy Stout.

Place Barn
The Street
Firle
East Sussex
BN8 6LP

01273 858080

petite saison beer artwork burning sky
before the down imperial stout burning sky artwork

Place Barn
The Street
Firle
East Sussex
BN8 6LP

01273 858080

What the website says…

The dream of a long term brewer with a love of both punchy hop forward pales and of the beautiful Belgian beer tradition. A brewers brewery, we are fortunate to be blessed with a talented team

Our take on the brewery…

Burning Sky are lauded for many good reasons and none would be the case without their humble hero of local brewing, Mark Tranter. Mark’s need to do exciting brewing lead him to developing a brewery that is certainly renowned locally, if not nationally, as one of the best brewers of traditional farmhouse Belgian styles, most notably Saisons.

Expect to find lots and lots of Saison options in their shop, mixed fermentation beers and even a spontaneous fermented beer produced by their own coolship. We love the fact that a Sussex brewer is getting Saison on the taps of bars across Sussex and rightly so, it’s a fantastic style. If you’re new to the style imagine a hybrid of lager, a cider and a sour. You get light, crisp and refreshing mouthfeel, without the overly tart and drying sensation, with often some funky fruity esters.

Burning Sky also have a diverse range of more mainstream styles, Table Beer all the way through to Imperial Stout is available and

A bit of history…

Owner and founder Mark Tranter is something of a brewing hero in Brighton and Sussex, he began his brewing under the floorboards of the Evening Star pushing the boundaries of what beer drinking palates could handle in the mid 90s, playing with new-world hops and brewing hop-forward beers way before they were mainstream.

Mark invented Hop Head in that very cellar and went on to co-found Dark Star, arguably Sussex’s most well known brewer after Harveys. Much later on, in 2013, Burning Sky was formed when Mark was itching for a bit more freedom and expression in his brewing such as barrel ageing, and mixed fermentation beers. The first beer, a Saison set the tone for of things to come. There’s loads more detail about this journey in our interview with Mark.

How local are they?

Burning Sky brew out of a farm plot in the idyllic South Downs village of Firle, the other side of Lewes.

Our favourites 🍺

We adore their Petite Saison, refreshing with loads of flavour at only 3.5%.

We’re also big fans of their IPA Devil’s Rest, Easy Answers IPA and the Impy Stout.

petite saison beer artwork burning sky
before the down imperial stout burning sky artwork

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