Eastbourne’s biggest beer festival is back this week

Eastbourne Beer festval at Winter Garden 8/10/16 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190920-115127001
Eastbourne Beer festval at Winter Garden 8/10/16 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-190920-115127001

Eastbourne’s biggest beer festival returns this week (October 10 to 12), featuring more than 90 cask ales from both local and national breweries, traditional pub games plus a top line up of live music across the three-day-event.

This year’s festival takes place at its new home at the Welcome Building – located in Eastbourne’s Devonshire Quarter – while the Winter Garden undergoes refurbishment works.

This year’s line-up of ales, ciders, perries and international beers will appeal to all tastes, with a large selection of tipples hailing from local breweries including those from Battle Brewery, Long Man and of course local favourite Harvey’s of Lewes.

There’s a wide assortment of fine ales on offer to tempt those tastebuds from the floral notes of Hophead to the chocolate and malty base of the Parabellum Milk Stout. For those who prefer a drop of cider, the line-up features a variety of fruity blends many with unusual names such as Whispers in the Shadows, Gasping Goose and the award-winning Janet’s Jungle Juice.

Cllr Margaret Bannister, Eastbourne Borough Council lead cabinet member for tourism and enterprise, said, “It is great to see the return of the Eastbourne Beer Festival this October, an absolute treat for beer enthusiasts with plenty of real ales on offer specially selected by the team from CAMRA.

“With a wonderful line up of live music too, it is promising to be a great event.”

Beer drinkers can dance the night away from Thursday to Saturday to a festival soundtrack of glam rock, 80’s classics, pop party tunes and cool jazz. Headlining the live music stage across on Friday night will be Unihorn, with Fat Freddie and The Queens headlining the Saturday night.

There will also be barrels of fun to be had with the return of the festival photobooth, allowing festival-goers to have some fun with their beer fest buddies and take home a photo souvenir of their night out.

To see if there are any tickets left for the Thursday session, see www.EastbourneBeerFestival.co.uk