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Star of Eastbourne Joins National Cask Beer Week
National Cask Beer Week comes to Eastbourne town centre this Sunday, as Harvey’s Brewery celebrate by handing out free samples of their brand new ‘Star of Eastbourne’.
Organised by the Independent Family Brewers of Britain, Cask Beer Week is in its fourth year, with activities across the country from 16 – 26 September, celebrating the diversity of cask beers available from local breweries across Britain.

Harvey’s Brewery who created the ‘Star of Eastbourne’ especially for the 2004 Eastbourne Beer Festival 7 – 9 October, will be joining forces with Gales Brewery from Hampshire, to bring the festivities to Eastbourne town centre. Both breweries will be demonstrating the different nuances of regional brews, by handing out free samples to shoppers and visitors and inviting them to compare.

Harvey’s Brewery based in Lewes, produces a range of cask conditioned ales which will be among the 100 real ales on offer at Eastbourne Beer Festival. Organised by Eastbourne Borough Council in association with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) and sponsor Cooden Cellars, the festival features real ales, wines, ciders, perries, bottled beers from around the World and themed nights of entertainment. Harvey’s will be hoping to repeat their success of last year, after winning the Beer of the Festival, as voted by the festival visitors themselves.

Creator of the ‘Star of Eastbourne’ Miles Jenner of Harvey’s Brewery said “Cask Beer Week is an important celebration for local brewers around the UK, as cask beers are locally brewed and are natural products made from fresh local ingredients. Local brewers are proud of their brewing tradition and heritage, and are also key employers within their regional economies.”

Eastbourne Borough Council Spokesperson for Tourism, Councillor David Elkin said “I am delighted that Harvey’s have chosen Eastbourne to celebrate this key date in the brewing calendar and hope that the Star of Eastbourne proves as popular with visitors to Eastbourne Beer Festival as their winning beer of the festival did last year.”

To try your free samples of cask ale, visit the Harvey’s and Gales Brewery team outside the Terminus Pub, in Eastbourne town centre shopping precinct on Sunday 26th September from 12 noon to 2pm.

To book tickets to Eastbourne Beer Festival telephone the Congress Theatre Box Office on 01323 412000 or visit www.eastbournebeerfestival.co.uk. For more information on Harvey’s Brewery visit www.harveys.org.uk
22 September, 2004

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