Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes scale back operations

Harvey’s Brewery in Lewes has had to take the ‘difficult decision’ to scale back its operations as a result of coronavirus.

Friday, 3rd April 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 2:28 pm

The brewery said like many other breweries in the UK, and businesses around the world, its landscape is ‘ever-changing and the most important thing right now was keeping its staff and customers safe’.

In a post published online, it said: “As a result of the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we have taken the difficult decision to scale back our operations at Harvey’s.

“We are taking part in the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and reduced our team to the bare minimum required to continue essential activities that will facilitate a resumption of activities when circumstances permit.

Harvey's Brewery in Lewes

“We are brewing, of necessity, to reproduce and preserve our unique yeast strain – so the familiar smell of hops and malt may still drift across the town on occasions.

“Hopefully we will be able to store and, eventually, bottle the resultant brews.

“The Brewery Shop is closed until further notice, and the online shop has been suspended. However, we hope to be back online with a more limited selection as soon as possible.

“We welcomed an extraordinary amount of online orders this past week which we are working through and sending out.

Harvey's Brewery

“If you have any questions about orders please email [email protected], and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.

“Some Harvey’s pubs are still operating as community hubs, and we recommend that you contact any individual pubs directly to see if they are continuing any of their previous initiatives.

“Further updates will be posted on our website and social media channels online as and when they occur, we are monitoring emails and social media if you wish to contact us via those means.

“Please keep safe, and continue to do your part by following Ggvernment guidelines.

“Our sincerest thanks to all of you once again for your support.”