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Over the past few years, there has been a quiet revolution in the way people drink and make beer. Small brewers working with enthusiasm and great ingredients and without the constraints of large corporations are producing delicious beers once again.

We are part of that movement. Our aim is simple; Inspired by brewing styles both old and new, to make great beer, using the best ingredients.

Spring water

We brew at Gun Hill, on a beautiful 140 acre organic mixed farm in the Sussex Weald. The farm has a history of hop growing and some survive to this day in the hedgerows.

It’s a lovely place to be and a lovely place to brew.

In making our beer we aim to tread lightly on our surroundings. We generate much of our own power from a 15kw solar array; heating from a wood powered boiler and our spent grains keep the local livestock happy.

All the water used for brewing comes from our own spring source deep below the organically farmed land. The water is microfiltered and UV treated to ensure its purity without the need for chemicals. It’s delicious and great for brewing.

The logo

What’s with the logo?

Its an old hobo sign that means Man With Gun Lives Here. A hobo was simply a migratory laborer: he may have taken some longish holidays but sooner or later he returned to work. To help cope with its uncertainties, hobos developed a system of signs, which they would chalk on walls to provide directions, information and warnings to others.

But fear not, our beer won’t force you to raise your hands any higher than your lips.

 
 

Our Beer

SMALL BATCHES, BIG TASTES

Our core range listed below is available all year round

All our beers are unfined* which means they are naturally hazy and suitable for vegetarians and in most cases vegans too.

* Beer is naturally hazy. Traditionally, to help clear the beer quickly, cask ales have a fining agent added to them. Believe it or not this agent is made from the swim bladders of fish (yep. fish.). We think that adding fish swim bladders to our beers isn’t the way to go.

Core Range

These beers are available all year. All are brewed using Sussex spring water drawn from deep below our organic land.

SCARAMANGA 3.9%ABV EXTRA PALE ALE

A refreshing extra pale session ale, brewed using Sussex spring water, extra pale malts and an indecent amount of zesty, floral, oh so delicious hops. Unfined, naturally hazy, suitable for vegans and gluten free.

Available in:
Cask
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

PROJECT BABYLON 4.6%ABV AMERICAN PALE ALE

A classic American Pale Ale brewed using a combination of very pale malts and American hops. Vibrant, refreshing and zesty on the nose, with citrus notes and a dry finish on the palate. A beer for hop lovers.
Unfined, naturally hazy, and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Cask
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

ZAMZAMA 6.5%ABV INDIA PALE ALE

Steeped in history; forgotten, then rediscovered and reinvigorated by Craft Brewers in America. Ours is a thoroughly modern take, where a rounded malt body meets an avalanche of hops. Mango, lychee, grapefruit. Love hops? Drink me.
Unfined, naturally hazy, and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Cask
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

PARABELLUM 4.1%ABV MILK STOUT

Dark and delicious, a rich jet black milk stout made with a combination barley, oats, wheat and roasted chocolate malts. The result is a satisfying balance of coffee, vanilla and chocolate notes and a full malt base. One to be savoured.
Unfined, unfiltered, CONTAINS LACTOSE.

Available in:
Cask
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

Specials

These beers change on a quarterly basis, with one changing every month.
When they’re gone, they’re gone!

CURRENT SPECIALS

VELO DOG 5.5% ABV STRONG PALE

Available in:
Cask only

HOW’S THE SERENITY? 4.4% ABV Vermont Pale

A New England style pale ale. Plenty of oats and wheat in the malt base and hopping at all stages of the brewing – from the mash tun to the fermentor – mean a soft, cloudy, rounded, juicy, fruity and mega hoppy mouthful.
Unfined and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Can 330ml

Red Ale 4.4% ABV Bitter

Our take on an English Bitter. Except it’s more than that. Six malts combine with German, UK and Kiwi Hops hops.
Unfined, naturally hazy, and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Cask

COMING SOON

Base Ejection 4.7% ABV Smoked Rye

Available in:
Cask
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

Imperial Whisky Stout 7.4% ABV

English pale and roasted malts give a rich, full body to this strong stout. The alcohol and high final gravity create a sweetness balanced with the bitterness from the high alpha English Admiral hops. Dark chocolate, coffee, black treacle and hints of Bourbon Oak.
Unfined, naturally hazy, and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Keg 30L Sankey
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

BEEN AND GONE

DIPA - Simcoe / Sorachi Ace 7.4%ABV Double IPA

Extra pale malt and bucket loads of American Simcoe and distinctive Sorachi Ace hops in the boil, steep and dry hop create this intensely fruity easy drinking DIPA. Coconut and vanilla with a citrus finish.
Unfined, naturally hazy, and suitable for vegans.

Available in:
Key Keg 30L
Cans 330ml

SMASH - Single Malt (Propino) and Single Hop (Ahtanum)

Available in:
9G Cask only

HOW TO BUY OUR BEER

You can order our beer from Beer Merchants online here

Trade enquiries
For full pricelist and information please email us on beer@gunbrewery.co.uk or call us on 01323 700200

We deliver ourselves as follows
Brighton- Every Tuesday and Friday
Locally- Every Thursday
London- Every Wednesday

For deliveries outside of these areas, please call us for information on your nearest distributor.

Alternatively, cases of cans and keykegs can be shipped directly to you anywhere in the UK, call us for more info.

For weddings/parties
Our beers can be ordered in advance for weddings/special occasions as follows:

Casks – 72 pints
Pins – 36 pints
(Both need to be tapped and spiled. Not a tricky process and one we can explain to you when you collect. A returnable £50 deposit will be required for Pins and Firkins)
Cans – in cases of 24 x 330ml cans
Key Keg = 52 Pint disposable keg
To serve from a Key Keg you will need specialist dispense equipment that we do not supply.

Please note, we do not sell bright beer or polypins.
To place an order please email us on beer@gunbrewery.co.uk or call us on 01323 700200

 
 

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CONTACT US

We can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9 and 5.
The Brewery is closed at weekends

Gun Brewery, Hawthbush Farm, Gun Hill East Sussex TN21 0JY

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