Skinners unveils big sister for Betty


A winter-warmer “big sister” for Betty Stogs, the consistent best-seller for Truro-based Skinners Brewery throughout its 12-year history, will be launched at the CAMRA Falmouth Beer Festival on October 23-24.

At ABV 5.3%, Betty’s Big Sister will be the second strongest in the Skinners range, after Jingle Knocker at 5.5% but ahead of the established Betty Stogs at 4%.

“We haven’t done a winter beer for several years but we’ve had an increasing demand for one,” said MD Steve Skinner. “So this is our response. She will be based on her better-known sister but a lot stronger and we will be inviting our customers to keep warm with her in winter!”

The Falmouth Beer Festival is one of the biggest in the South West, with a selection of over 200 real ales. At the 2007 event, Skinners capped its tenth anniversary year by sweeping the board in the Cornish section and was the only Cornish brewery to win any award.