Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 15:00

 

Amazing ales and ciders, incredible gins and top musicians are on the menu for the return of the Eden Project’s celebrated annual beer festival on Saturday October 6.

Among the 33 beers on offer will be a range of small batch beers from St Austell Brewery, including Space Hopper, a golden ale evoking the taste of wild America, and Heligan Heroes, an amber favourite brewed in honour of the gardeners of Heligan who went to the Great War.  

Other top ales include Caledonian Brewery’s Deuchars IPA, which has won CAMRA Supreme Champion Beer of Britain and World Champion Cask Ale, and Spitfire from Shepherd Neame, Britain’s oldest brewery, based in Faversham, Kent. 

Some stars among the big range of ciders are the gently sparkling Blush, strong dry Vintage, and easy-to-drink premium Farmhouse, all from Cornish Orchards, and the traditional Cornish Scrumpy from Polgoon.

Making its debut at the festival is the new Eden Project Mediterranean gin.  This special limited edition tipple is crafted in proud collaboration with our Cornish neighbours Tarquin’s Gin.

Tarquin’s take their flagship Cornish gin recipe and then add extra botanicals found in the Mediterranean.  Distilled with fresh lemon thyme, sage, rosemary and lemon zest, this is a beautiful marriage of the Cornish and Mediterranean coasts.

Eden is creating some exciting festival foods for the event, including a range of tasty burgers and spicy Indian flatbreads. 

Topping the music bill are Huw Eddy & The Carnival, on the back of the band’s busiest year yet including shows at Boomtown, Beautiful Days and CarFest,

Songs of joy and heartache have gained them airplay across the world. BBC Scotland granted them “track of the week” for their single Fading. The band are now set to release their debut EP in November. 

They will be joined by rising star Ben Thorpe, a 25-year-old singer songwriter known for his honest and powerful takes on universal themes that paint pictures of life in Cornwall. With frequent airplay on BBC Introducing and local radio, Ben is making a name for himself on the South West scene. 

Kate Francis, Programme Programme for Eden, said: “We’re putting on another stellar line-up for our Beer Festival this year with a wide range of ales, ciders and gins, top entertainment and good food.”

The Eden Project Beer Festival takes place on Saturday October 6 and is for people over 18 years of age.  Tickets cost £12.50 and the event runs from 6pm with last orders at 11.45pm.

For more information go to www.edenproject.com

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