Beer Festival, Saturday 5 October 2013

The 2013 Beer Festival is now over. The event, staged with the help of St Austell Brewery, featured brewing demonstrations, tastings, workshops and up to 100 speciality beers. 

Glasses of beer in front of Eden Biomes
  • Date: Saturday 5 October 2013
  • Times: 
    • day-time Beer Festival: open at 9.30am (bar open at 11am) - entrance is included in the normal Eden admission price
    • evening Beer Festival: open from 6pm (last admission at 9pm) to midnight (bar closes at 11.30pm) - entrance by separate Beer Festival ticket only (£10 each). Festival ticket holders may attend the evening festival from 6pm without paying to enter Eden in the day.
  • Age restriction: the evening event is open to over-18s only
  • Price: £10 per ticket for the evening event, includes four drinks tokens and a special Beer Festival glass

The Beer Festival is the culmination of the Beer, Wine and Cider Week of our Harvest Festival. On the evening of the Beer Festival, between 6pm and midnight, the party steps up a gear with live music, fantastic food and a wider selection of exclusive beers not available during the week, including some specially brewed for the festival. 

Food: special sausages and burgers

The festival will see the world debut of a unique new sausage and burger made with St Austell Brewery’s acclaimed Admiral’s Ale, developed by the award-winning Tywardreath Butchers. The burgers will be served with beef tomato, onion and Eden relishes in an Eden sesame and onion seed bread roll. The sausages will be served in a fresh baguette with sauerkraut and mustard.

Guest beers and ciders

Exclusively available at Beer Festival evening event

  • St Austell Dear Boy, 5%
  • St Austell Korev Brut, 7.5%
  • St Austell Big Job, 7.2%
  • Harbour IPA, 5.0%
  • Skinner's Lushingtons, 4.2%
  • Sharp's TBC
  • Tintagel Arthurs Ale, 4.4%
  • Rebel Cornish Sunset, 4.0%
  • Rebel Bullhorn Black Lager, 4.9%
  • Keltek Even Keel, 3.4%
  • Lizard Frenchmans Creek, 4.6%
  • Lizard White Rocks, 5.0%
  • Hogswood Broken Piston, 4.2%
  • St Ives Knill by Mouth, 5.0%
  • Driftwood Red Mission, 4.1%
  • Cornish Crown St Michaels Mount, 4.0%
  • Coastal Handliner, 4.0%
  • Chough Brewery Kynance, 4.2%
  • Penpont Cornish Gold, 3.7%
  • Penpont Arvor, 4.0%
  • Atlantic Easterly Lime Chilli and Ginger, 5.7%
  • Atlantic Pilgrim, 4.6%
  • Black Flag Fang, 4.0%
  • Great Western Maiden Voyage, 4.0%
  • Hop Back Taiphoon, 4.2%
  • Moor Revival, 4.0%
  • Arbor Motueka, 3.8%
  • Bristol Beer Factory Acer, 3.8%
  • Fullers Red Fox, 4.3%
  • Stonehenge Pigswill, 4.0%
  • Harviestoun Schieallion, 4.8%
  • Goddards Fuggle Dee Dum, 4.8%
  • Jersey Liberation, 4.0%
  • Sunny Republic Beach Blond, 3.7%
  • Milk Street Funky Monkey, 4.0%
  • Celt Experience Golden, 4.2%
  • Glastonbury Lady of the Lake, 4.2%
  • Exeter Avocet Organic, 3.9%
  • Bath Special Pale Ale, 3.7%
  • Wadworth Blunderbus, 5.0%


  • Cornish Orchards Farmhouse, 4.8%
  • Healeys Farmhouse, 4.5%
  • Hogans Pickers Passion, 5.2%
  • Thatchers Heritage, 4.9%
  • Westons Wyd Wood, 6.0%
  • Black Rat Perry, 7.5%
  • Mr Whiteheads Strawberry, 4.0%
  • Sandford Fannys Bramble Blackberry, 4.0%

Also available during Beer Festival day event

  • Harbour Light Ale 3.7%
  • Skinners Betty Stogs 4.0%
  • Tintagel Castle Gold 3.8%
  • Wooden Hand Black Pearl, 4.5%
  • Mc Mullen AK, 3.7%
  • Camerons IPA, 3.7%
  • St Austell Dartmoor, 3.5%
  • Teignworthy Reel Ale, 4.0%
  • Adnams Broadside, 4.7%
  • Cheddar Gorge Best, 4.0%
  • Adnams Lighthouse, 3.4%
  • Branscombe Branoc, 3.8%
  • Hunters Crack Shot, 3.8%
  • Blacksheep Bitter, 3.8%
  • Darkstar Hophead, 3.8%
  • Caledonian 80, 4.1%
  • Clearwater Proper Ansome, 4.2%
  • Forge Discovery, 3.9%
  • Box Steam Golden Bolt, 3.8%
  • Quantock Ale, 3.7%

Guest breweries

Here's just a selection of the many breweries that will be represented at our Beer Festival. 

St Austell Brewery has been brewing beer and real ale in Cornwall since 1851 and runs over 170 of the most popular pubs in the South West. Their beers include award-winning bottled and cask ales such as Tribute, Proper Job, Smugglers, Admirals Ale, Clouded Yellow, HSD, Dartmoor Best, Trelawny and Korev.

Harbour Brewing Co is a small craft brewery based in North Cornwall, committed to making beers that are contemporary and deliver an uncompromising taste experience. They use pure Cornish spring water sourced on the hillside next to the brewery, and only the finest raw materials. 

The Rebel Brewing Co is a fresh, dynamic microbrewery based in Penryn, Cornwalll. They strive to produce the highest quality craft beers in the most sustainable way, pushing the boundaries of flavour, challenging perceptions of craft beer and showing what can be done with a little imagination.

Penpont Brewery was established in a converted milking parlour on the edge of Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. Using their own spring water and the finest natural ingredients, they produce an award-winning range of ales, with a focus on creating some of the tastiest beers around.

Cornish Crown - Cornwall’s newest member of the real ale club, created by Josh Dunkley of The Crown (one of Penzance’s most popular free houses). 

Hogswood Brewing Co make hand-crafted Cornish ales, traditionally produced using the very finest natural ingredients.

Atlantic Brewery make hand-made beers produced completely on their site, which includes hop growing and oasting, special malt roasting and all bottling and packaging.

Lizard Ales is a craft brewery based on the beautiful Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, mainland Britain’s most southerly point. Since 2004 they have been producing a range of cask and bottled real ales. 

Skinners Brewery is an independent family owned and run brewery founded in July 1997, located by the river in Truro. They produce award-winning ales including Betty Stogs, Cornish Knocker, Ginger Tosser and Heligan Honey, using only Cornish barley grown on three farms near Truro.

Driftwood Spars - this brewery, a five-barrel plant, is located adjacent to the famous 17th-century pub. The range included ten regular beers and an alcoholic ginger beer called Furnace. Their ale 'Alfie's Revenge', named after a menacing stuffed red squirrel who used to watch over the bar at the Driftwood Spars pub, was voted the UK’s best ‘old ale’ and best overall winter beer for 2012 at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester

Tintagel Brewery Ltd is based near Tintagel in Condolden Farm, the highest farmhouse in Cornwall. A redundant milking parlour on the Farm has been converted into Tintagel Brewery and a suite of classic real ales has been developed for Cornwall to enjoy.

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