Cornwall

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Driftwood Spars Beer Festival social

Tuesday 8 March 2022

There was a good turnout of CAMRA members from Cornwall and beyond for "The Light, The Dark, The Saison" Beer Festival at the Driftwood Spars at Trevaunance Cove near St Agnes on 4 March. The weather was good but most people resisted the temptation to run down to the sea but huddled around the festival bar to sample twelve special beers on the menu brewed by Driftwood and half a dozen other breweries. The styles ranged from zesty pale ales at 3.8% alcohol up to mind-blowing Imperial Stouts at 11%. There were milds, including Pete's Mild, a rare light mild in memory of our late friend and former brewer Pete Martin, saisons, fruity amber ale, IPA and a Burton Ale. As if that wasn't enough, there were further beers in the main bar. Excellent food was available from the Driftwood kitchen. Conversation and laughter ruled supreme and the only sad bit was staggering up the hill to get the bus home.

Steve Barber