Armada Ale

(Available all year)

Harvey’s Brewery Armada Ale is a premium bitter ale with vibrant hop tones – a brewer’s choice. In 1988 the Maritime Museum in Greenwich commissioned Harvey’s to brew a 400th-anniversary beer in celebration of the defeat of the Spanish Armada; many of the ships were sunk off the Sussex coast.

Key Info

Allergy Advice: Contains Barley
ABV: 4.5%

  • Armada Ale Glass
  • Armada Ale Bottle

Cask Ale is also known as cask-conditioned beer or real ale. It’s not pasteurised and is very much alive; the brewer’s yeast is still active – conditioning the beer from a fining bed (or lees) at the bottom of the cask.

This conditioning takes the form of natural carbonation which has a much more subtle stimulation of the taste sensors than artificially added gases used to dispense keg beers from pressurised containers.

Harvey’s Brewery also produce a range of Seasonal Draught Brews – each available for roughly a month. Trade customers should note that due to popular demand, pre-orders are advisable on all Seasonal Draught Brews and to purchase the Armada Ale, IPA, Sussex Mild or Olympia to contact our Lewes shop.

Harvey’s Brewery is best known for the following cask ales produced for the pubs in Southern England.