After the success of our first plasticine night back in January, we have decided to whip out the rolling pins once again for another night of unbridled plasticine fun - this time, we’ll be asking you to immortalise your favourite celebrity in plasticine. Book now via Eventbrite.
Yep! Coming soon to Lewes Globetrotters Miniature Golf will be setting up in the ABYSS.
Gus & Glen's Keyboard Karaoke
Gus and Glen's Keyboard Karaoke comes to Lewes! Join us in the ABYSS for karaoke with a twist - live piano accompaniment! Choose from 250 song ranging from ABBA to Sinatra, Bowie, Beatles, Beach Boys, Punk, Soul, Reggae. Come and share the cover version you've been sitting on, or lend your voice to the chorus.
KRAZY KRAFT: Weird Shrines
Ever wondered how you could mark the magnificence of a great fish finger sandwich, a good doggy or an imaginary friend? Join us on March 24th at the ABYSS where we’ll be making tiny shrines to celebrate the wonder of absolutely anything at all.
On your arrival, you’ll be given instructions and a pack with everything you need to make your shrine. Then you can take a seat, sit back and get making. Looking at inspiration from pocket shrines made by soldiers and travellers through history, you will leave with a tiny pocket shrine. There will be paint, glue, paper, pens and card on hand for you to use. The best or most surreal shrine will win some beer and more importantly, the adoration of your fellow crafters.
No skills are necessary, just pure enthusiasm. You can work on your own or in a group.
Spaces are limited so book now!
Thursday 24th March 7.30pm
ABYSS BEER CADETS #2 Stouts + Porters
KRAZY KRAFT #2 STEP UP TO THE PLATE
Join us in the ABYSS and Monstrous Pencil for the second instalment of Krazee Kraft: STEP UP TO THE PLATE
We'll be creating our own commemorative plates to mark any significant occasion; a favourite friend, celebrity or beloved pet. Speaking to her inspiration, Monstrous Pencil and Krazee Kraft leader Galia Durant tells us; 'This evening is inspired in part by my first job at The Bradford Exchange - a company making hideous Diana and Elvis plates with little poems on the back.' Stunning stuff.
There'll be a host of ABYSS and guest brews available on tap, and Mexican street food courtesy of our pals Carlito Burrito. Entry price includes materials and a plate wall hanger so you can gaze adoringly at your creation for eternity.
Book well in advance!
Thurs 24th Feb 7.30pm
FRUITFUL SOUNDS PRESENT: LOVE ACTION
Sat 19th Feb 'Love Action' DJ's Nick Carling & Danny Webb playing 80's classics across the board. Strictly #Vinyl
7pm-10pm Free Entry
ABYSS 5TH BIRTHDAY
It’s five years since we served our first schooner of ABYSS over the bar of Andrew’s pub the Pelham Arms, Lewes 🍺 This was the beginning of a very exciting journey, we’d experiment in the original ABYSS (the low ceiling’d cellar of this 16th century coaching inn under Lewes) brewing 100 pints of ABYSS a week. Our focus was on pales and IPA’s using different malts and craft hops to create satisfying brews with a soft mouthfeel (we still happily bicker about carbonation levels to this day🤣).
It’s been quite a ride and a brewery is nothing without those who drink it’s beer so we’d like to throw a party to celebrate with you all. From midday this Saturday 12th February we’ll be doing lots of fun things in our new taproom including showing the original brew kit for a bit of scale!
ABYSS BEER CADETS
The all new ABYSS BEER CADETS are recruiting! Do you love beer? Would you like to learn more about beer in a fun way? Coming to an ABYSS Brewery+Tap near you ABYSS beer cadets will meet once a month to learn, talk and taste everything about the best thing in the world - BEER.
There will also be field trips! - research is ESSENTIAL.
Guiding us on our monthly journey is group leader / akela Ellie King @hoppyraptor, local beer writer, blogger, enthusiast + Cicerone Level 1.
Meeting 1 Thursday 27th January 7.30pm
This week Cadets will take a deep dive into the foamy world of lager: the worlds most popular, and arguably most misunderstood beer style. We’ll navigate through some beery history and brewing wizardry before embarking on a lager tasting journey to FLAVOUR TOWN. Ticket includes samples of up to six members of the lager family and your own beer tasting vocabulary and work sheet.
ABYSS Beer Cadets :
LEWES PSYCHEDELIC FESTIVAL WARM-UP
Wonderful to have the return of @lewespsychfest to the All Saints Centre Saturday 29th Feb. The event is sold out BUT we have the solution. We're very excited to have DJ's @makeshiftradioshow @innerstrings Danny and Chris play a special Lewes Psychfest warmup set this Fri 21st Jan from 6.30pm in the taproom. Join us for a Pre-freakout party. Free admission🔥
KRAZY KRAFT #1 WITH SPECIAL GUEST JIM PARKYN
Join us for a wild and crazy plasticine modelling night at the ABYSS!
Form a hunk of plasticine into your favourite record sleeve for a chance to win notoriety and ABYSS beers. Immortalise anything from Nevermind to Scary Monsters using only your wits, oil based clay and some googly eyes. Jim Parkyn from Aardman animations and the Amazing Scene Machine will be on hand to judge the most realistic, imaginative or just plain outrageous piece.
There’ll be the usual mix of amazing brews on tap and your ticket price covers all materials.
No plasticine modelling skills are necessary and you can work on your own or in a group.
Buy tickets here:
ABYSS BOOTY CAMP
If you, like us, need to shake off the sloth after a month of full-commitment festivities, ABYSS Booty Camp is the place for you. Join us every Saturday morning in the taproom for a super-fun 1 hour workout with twerk instructor Nozuko Graham teaching radical moves to radical grooves. Lose your inhibitions and possibly some calories with an empowering, healthy and joyful class- the best possible way to start the year!
About the Teacher:
Our lovely neighbour Nozuko Graham is a South African born Twerk instructor, offering basic - advanced Twerk classes. Her speciality is in South African style (Amapiano) and Gqom, though she also works in other genres like afrobeat, hip hop and dancehall, sensual Twerk and floor practise.
No kids, no dogs!
Every Saturday 10.30-11.30am £6
ABYSS NEW YEARS EVE PARTY 2021
Join us in the ABYSS this New Years Eve for the perfect alchemy of Mexican street food, fresh beer and live music til 1 AM! We have awesome local band TRANSFORMER and ABYSS DJ’s for your entertainment. We’ll be pouring the freshest draught beers, ABYSS festive Cocktails, exciting low+no alcohol refreshments and fizzy low intervention wine! Carlito Burrito will be cooking up bang’in Mexican street food and the fire pit will be roaring.
This is a ticketed event starting at 7pm.
Complimentary glass of fizz on entry
Adv Tickets £10 here:
Walk-ins £10 on the door (but book in advance to guarantee!)
Bookings of 8 or more email email@example.com with mobile number.
Food served till 10pm
The taproom is well ventilated, airy and spacious. Temperature wise, it’s not Barbados, but a tipple, a taco and a tango should help with that. We have seating outside under our stretch tent with heating and more tables and benches around the fire pit. Feel safe? enjoy the space.
"Transformer aren't just one of the best dance bands in Brighton, they are one of the best in the country, filtering post-punk New York quirkiness through the sons-of-Daft Punk french electro scene.." James Kendall- Source Mag
Thursday 16th 5-10pm / ABYSS Cask Beer Premiere + Carlito Special
Friday 17th 3-10pm / Christmas Bangers Jukebox
Saturday 18th 12-10pm / ABYSSMAS Xmas Market Charity Spectacular @acidbox @penelopeisles @holidayghosts DJ’s
Thursday 23rd 5-10pm / New ABYSS beer launch + Carlito Special
Friday 24th 3-10pm / Christmas Bangers Jukebox
Thursday 30th 3-10pm / Pre NYE Toad Tournament + Cocktail specials
Friday 31st 3pm-1am / ABYSS NYE Party / Announcement imminent!
You can book tables for 8 people or more, so feel secure in booking your party by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org (please include a contact phone number)
And remember we now open THURSDAYS!
Christmas shop the easy way, pickup your last minute gifts from local dudes and help raise some money with every glass of ABYSS you drink, there will also be a TOAD tournament and raffle not forgetting the finest tacos and churros courtesy Carlito.
Join us from midday Saturday 18th December, merry ABYSSMAS everyon
Brighten up the dullest months of the year with a Saturday morning tasting tour of the brand new Abyss brewery and tap in Lewes!
Led by a charismatic, knowledgable member of the ABYSS brewing team, your tour will offer the opportunity to explore the brewery space, learn about the process behind craft beer, taste newest brews from the tanks as they ferment and sample a flight of different ABYSS beers fresh from the taps. Food available from the brilliant Carlito Burrito.
The perfect gift for the beer-lover in your life, buy your tickets here:
KRAZEE KRAFT DECEMBER 15th 2021
Introducing our new craft night in the new ABYSS taproom:
KRAZEE KRAFT! Get Krazee this Khristmas and make your own ABYSS themed gifts for your favourite family, friends or even your gran! This month it’s a suitably festive Christmas candle making workshop where you get to create a fluorescent beer scented candle, we’ll be using pure soy wax and re-purposing your favourite ABYSS cans.There’ll be the usual mix of amazing brews, wines and cocktails and your ticket price covers all materials plus a glass of your favourite ABYSS Brew.
No experience is necessary - the workshop is suitable for beginners and thrill seekers!
Book here for Weds 15th December 2021:
LEWES BONFIRE 20
OK here we go… TWO years of bonfire fun to fit into ONE weekend!
ABYSS Brewery + Tap bonfire opening times :
Friday 5th Midday - 10pm
Saturday 6th Midday - 10pm
- ABYSS giant fire pit in the yard
- Carlito Burrito special : Lamb Barbacoa, cooked with The Future IPA w/salsa verde
- Saturday live music 7-9pm : MUL-KALA! 6-piece Cumbia Band @mul.kala
- Cocktail deals
- Low intervention wines
- Low alcohol solutions!
- The freshest draught ABYSS (Dank Marvin’s BACK)
No reservations needed. Plenty of covered space inside and out.
at the ABYSS Brewery + Tap to honour those passed in Día de los Muertos!
- Mexican beats and percussion from the MAYAN KINGS playing live 6-9pm
- A shrine to those who have passed
- Día de Muertos Cocktail offers
- Carlito Burrito Taco Specials
- Face Painting
- The latest fresh ABYSS brews!