Sussex Best Bitter

(Available all year)

Harvey’s Brewery Sussex Best Bitter is a superbly balanced bitter with a prominent hop character. It is our most famous and popular beer – it makes up over 90% of our total brewing capacity.

Tailored to the taste buds of the people of Sussex over many decades, this popular beer is brewed with the finest Maris Otter malted barley and a small percentage of roasted ‘Crystal’ malt. A blend of four different hops from local growers impart a distinctive character and a moreish quality.

Winner of the Champion Best Bitter of Britain title at CAMRA’s Great British Beers Festival in 2005 and 2006.


Key Info

Allergy Advice: Contains Barley.
ABV: 4%
Also known as Blue Label (ABV: 3.6%) in bottles

  • Best Bitter / Blue Label Glass

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.