BeerBods is the UK’s leading beer club and subscription service with over 5,000 members all over the UK. Subscribers drink one beer (that is sent in the post) and are emailed the story behind it every week. Subscribers also join a live online tasting of each beer every week, giving them the chance to discuss the beer with other beer lovers. At the end of each year subscribers are invited to vote for their favourite beer from the last 52 weeks.
This year’s winning beer was Bonfire Boy, our November seasonal amber ale. In second place was Tiny Rebel’s Pump up the Jam, followed by Buxton Brewery’s Imperial Black IPA.
Matt Lane, BeerBods founder, said "Bonfire Boy by Harvey’s Brewery was a real hit with our subscribers. With a slightly burnt, bitter aftertaste, and a superbly smoky flavour it was the perfect beer to celebrate Bonfire Night festivities. The fact that it was brewed as a tribute to the fire services who had extinguished an enormous fire at the brewery just made us all love the beer more. A remarkable beer with a remarkable story and worthy winner of BeerBods Beer of the Year 2019."
We also received some fantastic comments via the live tasting on Twitter:
"I'm often quite negative about dark ales, they generally aren't my favourite. I normally prefer stouts and porters, but occasionally you get a gem like this one" - @Connormcc
"Already a firm favourite. Love the notes as you tilt the glass, the rounded no nonsense taste with malts and the little tongue tingle bitterness at the end to clean the palate." - @StephenNDW
"If you were given a beer described as "Bonfire Night in a bottle" this would be it... a hint of smoke, sparkle on the tongue and full flavoured." - @NickDonovan7
Bonfire Boy is available on draught in November only, but available in bottle from our brewery shop and online all year round.
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.
Please place orders over the phone via 01273 840509. Payment processes have changed, please bear with us whilst we run these through with you.
Harvey's pubs should continue to use the SwiftCloud ordering system available to them.
Head to our online shop to order a range of our beers and merchandise.
Select Click and Collect, Local, or UK mainland delivery.
If you have any questions about orders please email email@example.com.
The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice.
In lieu of this, we have opened a pop-up shop at our Harvey's Brewery Depot site:
Harvey's Brewery Depot and Collections, Daveys Lane, Lewes. BN72BQ.
Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm
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This site accepts card payments only.
To find out when your local Harvey's pub is opening please contact them directly.
Their details can be found here: https://www.harveys.org.uk/pub-finder
Please keep safe, and continue to do your part by following Government guidelines.
Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.