What the website says…

In making our beer we aim to tread lightly on our surroundings. We generate much of our own power from a 15kw solar array; heating from a wood powered boiler and our spent grains keep the local livestock happy.
All the water used for brewing comes from our own spring source deep below the organically farmed land

Our take on Gun Brewery…

Despite picking a logo that originated as a signal of warning about firearms to fellow hobos, Gun Brewery are clean living with good intentions, both in terms of their excellent tasting beers, and their mark on the environment.

We’re not sure to what extent it’s psychological, but once you know they brew with their own subterranean spring water, that’s been UV treated for purity in a chemical free process powered by solar energy, you just can’t help but taste a distinctive purity to their beers.

Gun are a modern brewery with a love for hoppy pales in particular, they tell us the water profile works brilliantly with pales, and produce both keg and cask versions of most of their range. Their aim is to make beers that are light enough to be sessionable, with abvs that are rarely north of 5%, without sacrificing on good honest flavour.

A bit of history…

Friends Mark Berry and Toby Smallpiece started out home brewing together. Toby helpfully lived on a farm, and even more helpfully discovered a source of spring water beneath the farm that could be accessed cost effectively.

They spent the next year or so accumulating and assembling their brewery at the farm and poured their first brewery made pint in January 2015. The website proudly lists the numerous awards won for their creations since.

How local are they?

Gun Brewery is located in the heart of the Sussex Weald out towards Heathfield, but that hasn’t stopped them infiltrating Brighton with great beers. Their eye catching logo is prolific on pumps and taps across Brighton’s pubs.

Our favourites 🍺

Top of the list for us is their hop forward Vermont Pale, How’s The Serenity, at 4.4%. A densely hoppy, grassy beer. Crisp and juicy with great carbonation, light mouthfeel giving way to a dry and slightly bitter finish and a lingering aftertaste.
For us this just edges their also excellent 3.9% Scaramanga Extra Pale.

Their Numb Angel Lager is worthy of a mention as well. We’re not massive lager drinkers at BBB and yet our heads were turned by the highly refreshing clean body of this 4% lager finishing with a subtle but moorish malty finish. We’d happily quaff a pint of this in a pub, and as it’s Vegan and Gluten Free as well, everyone can enjoy it.

Hawthbush Farm
Gun Hill
East Sussex
TN21 0JY

01323 700 200

Hawthbush Farm
Gun Hill
East Sussex
TN21 0JY

01323 700 200

What the website says…

In making our beer we aim to tread lightly on our surroundings. We generate much of our own power from a 15kw solar array; heating from a wood powered boiler and our spent grains keep the local livestock happy.

All the water used for brewing comes from our own spring source deep below the organically farmed land

Our take on Gun Brewery…

Despite picking a logo that originated as a signal of warning about firearms to fellow hobos, Gun Brewery are clean living with good intentions, both in terms of their excellent tasting beers, and their mark on the environment.

We’re not sure to what extent it’s psychological, but once you know they brew with their own subterranean spring water, that’s been UV treated for purity in a chemical free process powered by solar energy, you just can’t help but taste a distinctive purity to their beers.

Gun are a modern brewery with a love for hoppy pales in particular, they tell us the water profile works brilliantly with pales, and produce both keg and cask versions of most of their range. Their aim is to make beers that are light enough to be sessionable, with abvs that are rarely north of 5%, without sacrificing on good honest flavour.

A bit of history…

Friends Mark Berry and Toby Smallpiece started out home brewing together. Toby helpfully lived on a farm, and even more helpfully discovered a source of spring water beneath the farm that could be accessed cost effectively.

They spent the next year or so accumulating and assembling their brewery at the farm and poured their first brewery made pint in January 2015. The website proudly lists the numerous awards won for their creations since.

How local are they?

Gun Brewery is located in the heart of the Sussex Weald out towards Heathfield, but that hasn’t stopped them infiltrating Brighton with great beers. Their eye catching logo is prolific on pumps and taps across Brighton’s pubs.

Our favourites 🍺

Top of the list for us is their hop forward Vermont Pale, How’s The Serenity, at 4.4%. A densely hoppy, grassy beer. Crisp and juicy with great carbonation, light mouthfeel giving way to a dry and slightly bitter finish and a lingering aftertaste.
For us this just edges their also excellent 3.9% Scaramanga Extra Pale.

Their Numb Angel Lager is worthy of a mention as well. We’re not massive lager drinkers at BBB and yet our heads were turned by the highly refreshing clean body of this 4% lager finishing with a subtle but moorish malty finish. We’d happily quaff a pint of this in a pub, and as it’s Vegan and Gluten Free as well, everyone can enjoy it.

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