Summerskills Brewery

About Us

The brewery was set up by Adam Summerskill in his vineyard at Bigbury in 1983 with a 2½ barrel brew plant. From there it moved to the White Lion, Stonehouse in 1984 then to its present location in 1985. This enabled the expansion to a 10 barrel brew length with equipment from the Penrhos Brewery that had closed in 1983, only for production at Summerskills to lapse in 1988. Fortunately for the ale drinkers of Plymouth, Carl Beeson and Rick Wilson purchased the brewery in 1990. Rick took on the mantle of brewer, using as today malt from Tuckers at Newton Abbot and English hops from Charles Faram in Worcestershire.

The brewery has gone from strength to strength and won a number of awards.

Carl retired as of May 2012 and Norm has acquired ownership of the brewery, seeing it modernise in image but hold true to its historic values - to use the best English ingredients and make fine beer.

This page was last updated 11 Jan 16:16.
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