Breweries collaborate on Beer House

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Two Cornish breweries are collaborating to open a new venue in Charlestown this summer.

The Harbour Beer House is a joint venture between Harbour Brewing Co and St Austell Brewery.

The two companies have a long history of working together with St Austell Brewery taking a minority share in Harbour Brewing Co in 2022.

The new Charlestown site – owned by St Austell Brewery – was previously known as the Harbourside Inn and is currently undergoing refurbishment. The building suffered extensive damage last January, because of a fire which broke out at the Pier House next door.

Harbour Beer House will feature regular new and exclusive beers from Harbour, alongside much-loved favourites and limited-edition cask specials from St Austell Brewery. There will also be takeaway fridges, so beer lovers can choose packaged brews – from breweries further afield – to enjoy at home.

Harbour Brewing founder, Eddie Lofthouse, said: “We’re so excited to be announcing the news about the beer house, in partnership with our friends at St Austell Brewery.

“We’re looking forward to bringing the Harbour brand to life in this new venue, and what better location than Charlestown?”

St Austell Brewery’s area manager, Helen Sprason, added: “We’re totally transforming the space and breathing new life into the building following the fire which was devastating for our teams at the Pier House and Harbourside, as well as the local community.

“Harbour Beer House will be all about top tasting beers and showcasing amazing breweries, both here in the south west and beyond.”

The Pier House – also owned by St Austell Brewery – is now closed for a major refurbishment and will also reopen its doors this summer.