A dry hopped, robust pale ale with a full, malty palate.
Strong and well balanced, with hints of impending revolution...
IBC 2017: Runner up to Country Winner | Beer Awards 2016: 3* Beer | World Beer Awards 2016: UK’s Best Bitter over 5% | IBC 2016: Bronze | WBA 2014: UK’s Best Bitter over 5% | IBC 2012: Silver | WBA 2011: Europe's Best Seasonal Pale Ale | More Awards...
Named after the author of ‘Rights of Man’, who was an Excise Officer in Lewes between 1768-1774. Originally released for Independence Day, twenty-five years ago.
A dry hopped, robust Pale Ale that launched the concept of seasonal brews ‘for one month only’ and celebrated independent brewers.
Tom Paine is a rich and complex beer with some big flavours. It has the hops to cut through the texture of the Sunday Roast and distinct toffee flavours that harmonise with the caramelisation of the roast as it cooks.
Vegetarian lasagne also caramelises so Tom Paine’s flavours are complementary. Salted Caramel pudding is a study in contrasts with the bitterness of the beer.
Food pairings: Sunday Roast, Vegetarian lasagne, Salted Caramel Pudding
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