Cornish firms link for new brew


The Falmouth Beach Resort Hotel has joined forces with Truro-based Skinners Brewery to launch a new beer, along with a competition to create a name and logo for it.

All Skinners’ products are based on Cornish folklore figures, or have been specially produced to celebrate a Cornish event, person, place or organisation, and the Falmouth Beach is inviting entries reflecting the hotel’s history and its special seafront location.

“We get a lot of interest in Cornish ales from our guests and we have also been very impressed by the CAMRA LocAle initiative promoting pubs stocking locally brewed real ale,” said hotel bar manager Travis Manning.

“We buy locally wherever possible and felt this would be one more great way of supporting Cornish producers.  There is clearly a growing consumer demand for quality local produce and an increased awareness of ‘green’ issues.”

With a closing date of Friday May 8, competition entries will be judged by representatives of the hotel and brewery.  All applicants must be over 18 and pay an entry fee of £1.50, with £1 to be donated to Cornwall Hospice Care.