In a nutshell: A 5 litre mini keg of a superbly balanced bitter from Harvey's Brewery of Lewes East Sussex.
The lowdown: Using a blend of four local hops, water filtered through the Sussex Downs over 30 years, and a unique 60 year old yeast strain, Harvey's Sussex Best with its prominent hop character is their ever popular flagship ale and is the embodiment of Sussex.
Harvey's are a cherished part of Britain's brewing history and one a select group of regional breweries that haven't been incorporated into a multinational brewcorp. Their home has always been Lewes in East Sussex where their riverside brewery is one the architectural landmarks of the town. They've been there since the 1800s. At a time when cutting edge craft breweries dominate the beer scene Harvey's hark back to an earlier era. They're a traditional English brewery occupying a niche in the market that's a part of our heritage. And by no means least, their beers have an enduring popularity and quality to which anybody who's a devotee of their flagship Sussex Best will attest.
Style - Traditional Bitter ABV 4.0% - Moderate Strength