ABYSS Brewing, a forward-thinking micro brewery is planning in 2021 to open “The ABYSS Brewery Tap” in Lewes.
Born under Lewes in the cellar of the Pelham Arms in 2016, it wasn’t long before word got out about ABYSS’s psychedelic brews. Serving two kegs a week just wasn’t enough, so in 2017, moved into a small industrial unit at Palehouse Common.
When the firm heard that the old Malthouse in Lewes was available, they jumped at the chance to take it on, returning to Lewes to begin work creating a brilliant new space to make and serve ABYSS.
The new space is situated in the historic Davey’s Lane area of Lewes which is steeped in brewing history. With the extra space, the team will be able to expand their production with an on-site brewery as well as welcoming punters into the ABYSS world, with a taproom, permanent Mexican Street Food kitchen curated by Carlito Riestra – a pioneer in Mexicancuisine from Guadalajara and a regular programme of events including workshops, live music, comedy and performance.
By early spring 2021, ABYSS will have completed the bar build and will officially open The ABYSS Brewery + Tap, Lewes. Brewer Andy Mellor explains, “Beer has the power to bring people together, and we want to use that to reflect our local communities’ interests by creating a space that celebrates everything that’s cool and creative in and around Lewes”