Ales are our jam and that leaves us tons of room for creativity. As our Alesmiths Rick & Sloane wrestle yeast, manipulate temperatures, and choose grains & hops, they do it in a way they think locals will appreciate. They believe hard work tastes better and put a whole lot of effort making sure that comes through in every sip. We are a small batch brewery so on any given day you may find three, four or even eight of the brews below on tap but rarely all. Plan on dropping in often!
This easy drinking red ale balances a light maltiness with hints of caramel. Lightly hopped so that it's earthy tones come through. Inspired by Irish neighbourhood pubs where everyone knows your name.
A light pale ale packed with flavour. Moderately hopped with a balanced maltiness from the grain bill. Hints of pine and stone fruit with a clean refreshing finish.
Named for one of our most loyal blonde patrons - Jason - this easy drinking blonde is lightly hopped, crisp and refreshing. It has a nice wheat finish and is the perfect on its own and as the base for some of our seasonal offerings.
A nod to John Prine, this brew was first kegged on the day he left this this world. A full bodied beer balanced with a blend of magnum, centennial, and cascade hops. Hints of citrus, pine and subtle pepper notes will have your palate wanting more.
A nod to our neighbour the LBS (Local Bike Shop) Outdoor Elements Kölsch is a traditional German style beer brewed similarly to a lager. A balance of hops and malt make for a crisp clean finish for your #ApresAdventure pint.
A traditional German Gose. This sour beer has hints of saltiness and coriander. With its clean finish, it is great on its own or as the perfect base for fruit purees like raspberry, blueberry, and peach.
A refreshing german wit beer with traditional hefeweizen flavours of cloves and banana. Light in colour and taste and perfect for the patio.
An Easy drinking, citrusy New England-style IPA. Galaxy hops give this brew a healthy dose of citrus while the addition of milk sugars (lactose) and oats make for a really smooth mouth feel. A true Sussex IPA.
It’s bright and slightly citrus notes from chamomile pairperfectly with the classic smooth flavours of a blonde. Arefreshing twist on a classic style of craft beer.
A golden SMaSH (single malt, single hop) ale made with english malt and hops. A well balanced beer that is bright,
crisp and slightly bitter - just like Rick’s gram Eva - who came to Sussex as a war bride after WWII.
These specialty beers only make their appearance at specific times of year. Catch them while you can!
Perfect for summer, our Berliner weisse has a light but refreshingly tart flavour. Delicious, seasonal fresh purees are added during the carbonation process to add a fruitiness and a touch of sweetness to this traditional German-style sour beer. We start the season with Homestead Rhubarb, then move to Fair to Middlin’ (Blueberry), and Tart’s Content (Raspberry).
Inspired by summer evenings on the patio, this light Shandy style beer is finished with juicy orange and #NBLocal cranberry juice. Raise a glass this summer when you witness one of the beautiful sunsets on Main Street Sussex.
Rick can still hear his dad's voice bellowing "Hop To It!" when he is working away. This DIPA will most certainly put a little hop in your day. It is full bodied and balanced with a blend of magnum, centennial, and cascade hops. For that aromatic punch, the brew is dry hopped Czech Saaz hops. This brew makes its appearance every year around Easter.
(pronounced “ooo-lar”) A collaboration with our neighbours at Outdoor Elements. Brewed with the most exhilarating parts of Canadian winters in mind. Dry hopped with Canada’s own Sasquatch hops, this west coast style IPA boasts a bold hop profile of woodsy, resinous and bitter orange flavours. Named after the Norse God Ullr, often associated with winter and snow sports. Perfect for toasting a long day of conquering the outdoor elements and winter adventures.
Just like your favourite fall sweater but with a twist. Like a traditional English brown ale it has lower carbonation. The twist comes from the addition of 506 Hemp bringing out the toasty, nutty notes and leaves a smooth mouth feel.
A unique pumpkin pastry ale. It starts off sweet and malty, then you start picking up a special blend of cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg, the earthiness of pumpkin andSasquatch hops from BC, all with the buttery richness of pie pastry. When served in our taproom we offer it withthe glass rimmed with pumpkin pie spice and raw sugar - adding a subtle and spicy sweetness.
(pronounce “slan-che”) - literally translates to “health” and is a common drinking toast in Ireland. A dark, red Irish beer with some roasty, caramel notes and a dry finish. Slightly more bitter than our more English style red, The Honourable Member.
Brewed for the holidays, we made sure this Blonde Ale was a crowd pleasing approachable style. An easy-drinking beer without any dominating malt or hop characteristics which clears the way for the juiciness of the added cranberry (grown locally at Sunberry in Maugerville) and the festive red tinge it brings.
These are very limited edition beers that may be in the vault for some time before they reappear. That's what makes them so special!
A base of wheat, oats and barley finished with fresh orange peel and coriander. This is a refreshing wheat beer with a slight spiciness and citrus aroma. Brewed only three times in early 2022 in partnership with Ukrainian Craft Brewery @pravdabeer to support the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. The label was artwork is compliments of local artist Joëlle Martin of Mon Pré Collections.
Created in celebration of Hogmanay - the Scots word for December 31st, the last day of the year. This seasonal is dark, malty, and herbaceous. A Scottish Wee Heavy Gruit Beer isn't hopped but rather takes its flavour from rosemary, heather and yarrow all sourced from our friends at Winterwood Natural Foods on Broad Street right here in town. Only 100 specially labelled and wax dipped bottles were available in December 2021.
A stroke of inspiration from a foggy morning and a bag of rye grains. This hazy, copper coloured ale has a rich and creamy head. It boasts a smokey rye flavour, slightly spicy, mild sweetness and a fragrance of Heather.
All beers contain gluten and many include carrageenan for clarification. Ask your server if you have other allergen concerns.