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Falcons Jump at Chance to Try Star of Eastbourne
The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team will be looking forward to their last jump of the day on Saturday at Eastbourne Airbourne, as Eastbourne Beer Festival organisers join the team back on the ground to do a taste trial of Eastbourne’s new beer.
The RAF Falcons Freefall Parachute Team will be looking forward to their last jump of the day on Saturday at Eastbourne Airbourne, as Eastbourne Beer Festival organisers join the team back on the ground to do a taste trial of Eastbourne’s new beer.

The South Coast’s biggest Beer Festival from 7 – 9 October, recently launched Eastbourne’s very own real ale ‘Star of Eastbourne’, created by Harvey’s Brewery and placed on sale in pubs around Eastbourne.

Feedback from drinkers so far has proved very positive, with many enjoying the old East India Ale style recipe, both malty and well hopped, giving a full, sweet palate with a lingering bitterness.

The beer has now sold out since the launch last month, however it will be returning at the Eastbourne Beer Festival from 7 – 9 October, where drinkers will be able to vote for their favourite beer, which is automatically entered into the Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia.

After last years box office bonanza with over 3,000 visitors and tickets selling out each evening, organisers Eastbourne Borough Council in association with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and Cooden’s Wine Cellar, have ordered extra beer and have put tickets on sale early to allow visitors to book in advance.

Visitors can enjoy themed nights this year with plans for an Indian evening of authentic food and music, as well as a range of beers from around the World. Real ale fans can choose from over 80 ales or try the range of ciders, wines and perries on offer too.

Festival sponsors Cooden’s Wine Cellar will also be running tutored wine tasting sessions and dishing out expert knowledge, and traditional pub games also make a popular return, with Eastbourne’s first Shuffleboard Championships.

Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesman for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “Eastbourne drinkers have already voted the beer a hit, however the RAF Falcons will provide the ultimate test. We are delighted to welcome to the team to Eastbourne over all four days this year, and hope they enjoy a well deserved beer after all their hard work in providing stunning displays and entertaining the crowds.”

Eastbourne Beer Festival tickets are on sale now at £5 in advance (£6 on the door, CAMRA members also receive a 50p discount) and are available at the Congress Theatre Box Office on 01323 412000. Special accommodation packages are also available from £21 per person, telephone 01323 647130 for details. For more information visit www.eastbournebeerfestival.co.uk .
13 August, 2004

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