We have three permanent beers – Topsail, Gold and Devon Dumpling’. Each beer is different with its own unique flavour and aroma. 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!
Three of our beers achieved Gold Star status in this year’s 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! Gold and Devon Dumpling once again achieved bronze awards at this year’s ‘Taste of the West Awards’ – another prestigious competition that highlights the best of West Country food and drink.
Our Award winning beers
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!
Launched in June 2010, Topsail is a well balanced beer, deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout.
Our Seasonal Beers 2013-2014
Up ‘n’ Under (4%)
3RD FEB – 14th 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!
12TH MAR – 12TH 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!
DEVON STOUT (4.5%)
6TH MAY – 1ST JUNE
A silky smooth dark beer, medium to dry on the palate followed by a bitter sweet finish. This is complemented by aromas of Devonshire chocolate malt and English Brambling cross hops.
SUMMER ALE (3.9%)
12TH MAY – 15TH SEPT
A pale, thirst quenching beer with a crisp citrus hop character. The perfect accompaniment to any summers day!
Rhino Ale (4.7%)
28TH JUL – 29TH AUG
Bays Brewery has teamed up with Paignton Zoo to brew this well-balanced, easy drinking light golden ale. Bays are donating 5p of every pint sold to Rhino conservation.
HOPPY DAYS (4.2%)
8TH SEP – 13TH 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%)
15TH SEPT – 3Rd 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%)
10TH NOV – 29TH DEC
All singing, all dancing Christmas bitter! Deep amber in colour with a subtle sweetness throughout – easy drinking with a festive hoppy finish!
BAYS 2015 (3.9%)
17TH DEC – 1ST FEB
A well balanced, easy drinking ale – perfect for the Christmas hangover!
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!