Our Story

The Three Acres

Brewery co-founders Jamie, Chester and Peter have been close friends since primary school. An inseparable trio, their days were mostly spent outside, riding bikes and playing cricket – all in the ‘Three Acres’. They still do, with a few evenings at the pub thrown in for good measure.

Growing up in the Sussex countryside, surrounded by farmland, the boys gained a great respect for the outdoors, good beer and the British country pub. 

All of these things, alongside a growing interest in home-brewing, inspired the three of them to start Three Acre Brewery in the autumn of 2018. 

The Beer Festival

The Blackboys is a 14th Century Sussex Inn - and the nearest pub to the Three Acres. We had been to the annual Blackboys Beer Festival every year of our lives, so no pressure launching there! We spent most of the day pacing circles in the Brewery and making our way through the odd anti-stress pint.

The next day, we met some old friends and family and tried Three Acre from a bar for the first time. To cut a long story short - the Three Acre Best and Session Pale were the first barrels at the festival to go empty. All gone by the end of Day Two...

Cask Beer

Shortly after the Beer Festival, we began supplying casks of our beer to pubs across Sussex and Kent. 

We specialise in cask beer and believe that there's nothing better than a pint of Three Acre pulled from a pub tap.

All of our beers are hand-crafted on a small scale, receiving great care and attention from our Head Brewer, Jamie. Each one of our casks is conditioned at the brewery for just the right amount of time, depending on the style, to bring its best qualities forward. 

Lockdown and Beyond

During lockdown, we delivered cartons of our beer in the local area, which were filled straight from our casks in the brewery. At the time, with pubs closed, we were one of the only sources of true cask beer around.

Before long, this evolved into bottles, cans and mini casks, and we have been delivering our beer locally and UK-wide ever since. 

We're proud to offer a range of quality real ales, in a range of vessels, showcasing the very best of Sussex brewing. But don't just take our word for it!