Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 15:45

The Eden Project’s biggest-ever beer festival on Saturday October 5 will see the world debut of a unique new sausage and burger made with St. Austell Brewery’s acclaimed Admiral’s Ale.

The sausages and burgers have been developed by the award-winning Tywardreath Butchers and the recipe has been formulated to compliment the wide variety of beers available during the festival.

The food will be prepared by Eden’s chefs and 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.

Andrew Holden, Eden’s Procurement Director, said: “These sausages and burgers will be the perfect accompaniment to a day of great beer at Eden. Our friends at Tywardreath Butchers have used Admiral’s Ale to excellent effect and created delicious, succulent burgers and sausages especially for our festival.”

The beer festival is the culmination of a week of beer, wine and cider as part of Eden’s harvest season and is being run in partnership with St. Austell Brewery.

It will feature nearly 100 beers, including The Celt Experience’s Golden, which won the gold medal in this year’s Society of Independent Brewers Wales and West Region Beer Competition. Also featuring will be Hop Back Brewery’s Taiphoon, the silver medallist in this year’s bitter category of the Great British Beer Festival, and Forge Brewery’s Discovery, the overall champion of Society of Independent Brewers south west regional competition last year.

St. Austell's Korev Brut will also be making an appearance at the festival. It is brewed stronger and re-fermented in the bottle with Champagne yeast to make a unique and distinct version of the brewery's popular lager.

While some of the beers will be available at Eden throughout the week, many of them will be exclusive to the festival. For a full list of beers available, see www.edenproject.com/beer-festival.

For those who like a beard with their beer, Eden will be awarding prizes for the people sporting the most impressive facial hair. Everyone is welcome to enter, both real and synthetic beards will be considered.

The beer festival starts at 9.30am on Saturday October 5 with the bars opening at 11am. Entry to this is included in the Eden admission price until 6pm. From this point, the event requires a separate ticket which costs £10 and includes four beer tokens and a special commemorative glass. The festival runs until midnight.

To book tickets or for more information, see www.edenproject.com/beer-festival.