Harvey’s of Lewes, the Sussex Brewers, have produced a new brew on their micro- brewery, especially for the Bull’s Head at Boreham Street.
The pub, which has been in the brewery’s ownership since the nineteenth century, is the hub of the local community and licensee Michael Corfield felt that it should have its own ‘thoroughbred’ brew. Local preference was for a ‘robust bitter’ so a 4.5% abv beer, brewed using pale ale and roasted malts with Fuggle hops, was created.
Head Brewer Miles Jenner said
“We are delighted with the result. It has a good, full malty flavour and this is balanced by the bitterness of a hop variety that dates back to the 1870’s – it is soft on the palate, smooth and extremely moreish.”
The beer will be available at the Bull’s Head from Saturday 16th February at 1pm when a horse drawn cart will arrive with one of the first casks of ‘ BHB’, accompanied by local musicians to ‘play it in’. It will also be available at the Sussex CAMRA Branches 23rd Beer and Cider Festival at Hove between 28th February – 2nd March.