Surfs up for brewery

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Ben Skinner, Cornwall-based current European longboard champion, gives the seal of approval to Skinners Brewery’s new “Porthleven” and “Sennen” pale beers

Truro-based Skinners Brewery has launched two new beers to commemorate Cornwall’s surfing heritage.

The beers are named after two famous local surf spots – Porthleven (ABV 4.8%) and Sennen (3.8%), and are the first products of the new ‘Cornish Beer and Surf’ brand of Truro-based Skinners Brewery.

Brewery chief executive Steve Skinner explained: “This is something we’ve been wanting to do for a long time and I freely admit there’s a touch of the experimental about it.

“We wanted to create a brand where we can produce really unusual special-edition pale beers with genuinely different recipes and concentrating on exciting new hop types. Both these zingy beers are very pale.

“We’re only using Cornish pale malt, with no coloured malt, along with the most spectacular hops we can find from around the world at the start of the harvest. For Porthleven and Sennen, we have used hops from the United States, Germany and New Zealand as well as England.”