Our beers

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We have three permanent ales – Topsail, Gold and Devon Dumpling.  In June 2015 we launched our very first craft lager Devon Rock. Our distinctive range of beers mean that we have something for everyone – covering the whole spectrum of beer styles and strengths.

We also brew a number of seasonal ales throughout the year, so keep a look out for them in the pubs. Better still, why not visit the brewery for a tasting session!

Throughout the years our beers have achieved a number Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards. Great Taste, organised by the Guild of Fine Food, is the acknowledged benchmark for speciality food and drink. It has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world! Likewise Gold, Topsail, Devon Dumpling & Devon Rock have all achieved top awards at the ‘Taste of the West Awards’ – another prestigious competition that highlights the best  of West Country food and drink.

Award Winning Beers

Gold (4.3%)

An easy drinking, light golden ale and our biggest seller. The unique blend of hops creates lemon citrus overtones which tantalise and refresh the pallet.


Devon Dumpling (5.1%)

A strong golden beer with a fresh hop character. This ale has a smooth taste with a balanced sweetness throughout. Devonshire through and through!


Bays Topsail (4%)

Launched in June 2010, Topsail is a well balanced beer, deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout.


Devon Rock Lager (4.5%)

Devon Rock Lager is a 21st Century beer brewed with specially selected hops and local malt. This flavoursome craft lager is crisp and refreshing with a modern twist.


Seasonal Beers 2016/17

Bays Up 'N' Under (4%)

3 Feb to 14 Mar

Scrum down with a pint of Bays ‘Up ‘n’ Under’. This is a light, easy drinking session beer using a variety of English hops and local Devon malts – making it a sure winner!

Bays Springtime (4.5%)

12 Mar to 12 May

This classic English ale is ruby in colour and brewed using local malt and British Brambling Cross hops. The perfect addition to any Spring day!

Summer Ale (3.9%)

12 May to 15 Sep

A pale, thirst quenching beer with a crisp citrus hop character. The perfect accompaniment to any summers day!

Rhino Ale (4.7%)

3 May to 30 Sep

Bays Brewery has teamed up with Paignton Zoo to brew this well-balanced, easy drinking light golden ale. Bays are donating 10p of every pint sold to Rhino Conservation

Hoppy Days (4.2%)

 8 Sep to 13 Oct

Special one off brew using green hops, picked less than 24 hours from brewing. The result is a golden ale bursting with a fresh hop character.

Autumn Ale (4.4%)

15 Sep to 3 Nov

A refreshing russet coloured beer, medium dry on the palate followed by a lasting malty sweetness on the finish. The perfect way to enjoy an Autumnal day!

Jingle Ale (4.0%)

10 Nov to 29 Dec

All singing, all dancing Christmas bitter! Deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout – easy drinking with a festive hoppy finish!

Bays 2017 (3.9%)

12 Dec to 29 Jan

A well balanced, easy drinking ale – perfect for the Christmas hangover!


Windfall (4.7%)

Windfall is a sparkling premium cider made from 100% Westcountry apples. It is light-honey in colour, with a refreshing, well balanced flavour. West Country through and through!


Bays Fruit Cider (4%)

Bays Fruit Cider is a refreshing strawberry and blackcurrant sparkling cider which is easy drinking and full of flavour. West Country through and through!