Beer Show


Strictly for grown-ups!

Established in 1998, North Devon's largest brewer; Country Life Brewery joined The BIG Sheep flock in 2002 and is now producing over 15,000 pints of award winning ales a week. 

The BIG Sheep Beer Show tells you how real ales are made the traditional way and after the show you can enjoy some fine free samples!

The brewery shop sells bottles of ales and various local ciders. Take out "Kegs" of ales and beer are available in 18, 36 and 72 pints on request.

Free tasting is available throughout the main season (April - October) in the brewery shop where they have a selection of great beers to take home.

Master Brewer Simon Lacey is pictured with his award winning beer. Voted CAMRA'S Top Strong Ale in Devon & Cornwall.

Beers Include:


A classic ale and the landlord's favourite, this light session beer is perfect for summer drinking. 4.2% ABV.


We use crystal malt to make this refreshing light ale, named after one of the sheep racing world's stars. 4.4% ABV.
Voted Champion Beer of Britain 2011 "Silver" in Best Bitter category by CAMRA


Tastes like heaven, kicks like a mule. Take it home and save it for a special occasion. 6% ABV


Look out for Country Life beers that are also brewed here at The BIG Sheep: Old Appledore, Golden Fleece, Wallop, Country Bumpkin, Black Boar, Devon Porter and the strongest ale from N.Devon 10% Devonshire 10'der.

Come and watch the Brewery Show and find out how our real ales are made the traditional way. Our demonstrators will give you facts and fun information that will entice you into tasting it for yourself. Adults only of course!

FREE tastings are available after each Brewery Show.

Daily show during the summer season (April - October) at 1pm

Contact Country Life Brewery Direct by Telephoning 01237 420808


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