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Lewes Castle

Sweet palate with notes of coffee and liquorice.

ALC 4.8% VOL
Available August
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IBC 2019: Silver | BBI 2019: Gold | IBC 2018: Bronze | BB1 2018: Gold | Beer Awards 2016: 3* | World Beer Awards 2016, UK’s English Brown Ale: Gold | BBI 2016: Diploma | WBA 2015: World’s Best Brown Ale | WBA 2009: Best of Style | WBA 2008: World’s Best Dark Beer. More Awards...


A traditional brown ale. Brewed with roasted malt and dark sugars, it has a sweet, malty palate and a bittersweet finish derived from Fuggle and Progress aroma hops. There is a lush fullness, offset by a hint of burnt sugars.


A play on the name of another very famous brown ale, Lewes Castle is named after Lewes' own Norman fortress, built after William's conquest of 1066.


Lewes Castle is available throughout the year in our Brewery Shop in 275ml and 500ml bottles.
Lewes Castle 275ml
Lewes Castle 500ml
Southdown Harvest 275ml

Food Pairing

Lewes Castle Brown and Wild Mushroom Risotto

Brown ale and mushroom risotto is a classic food and beer pairing, and Lewes Castle Brown – an award-winning exemplar of its style – is robust enough to work fantastically well. Wild mushrooms have a meaty texture and a rich, earthy character that’s perfectly complemented by the roasted malt notes in the beer.

Both Fuggle and Progress - the traditional British hops used in Lewes Castle – also have some earthy characteristics and rounded bitterness making this a truly winning combination.
And those rich, earthy notes would also work well with a hearty lentil stew or a chocolate fudge brownie.

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Our 45 pubs are spread over South East England, with three establishments in London (in Borough, Clapham, and Wandsworth).

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As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid 19) pandemic we are operating with a scaled back team at Harvey's.
Our team is slowly being brought back to work, with their safety our highest priority.
We continue to brew as we have done throughout the pandemic; reproducing and preserving our unique yeast strain, at our safest maximum capacity to get our beer ready to sustain the resumption of trading.

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Harvey's Brewery Depot and Collections, Daveys Lane, Lewes. BN72BQ.
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