Spring beer festival returns to the Cornish coast!

After an online interlude last year, our much-loved spring beer festival is set to make a comeback on the Cornish coast this March.

Alongside The Driftwood Spars brewpub, we're looking forward to hosting The Dark, The Light & The Saison over three days beginning on Friday 4th March; expect beer tastings, live music and great pub food across a range of indoor and outdoor settings.

On Saturday 5th – St. Piran’s Day - The Stuns'ls shanty group will be singing and taking part in the Trelawney Shout, as the Cornish anthem reverberates around the Duchy.

We’re looking forward to sharing our love and knowledge with lots of new faces eager to find out what handcrafted beer is really about, as well as reuniting with old friends we haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic.

As the title suggests, a wide range of beer styles will be available to try in a selection curated by Landlady Louise and Head Brewer Mike.

As well as our own award-winning range, there will be at least 10 guest beers from across the UK to sample falling into the categories of dark, light and saisons.

We've chosen some of our current favourite beers made elsewhere in Cornwall and further afield; breweries involved include Old Sawley Brewery, Wild Beer, Gates Brewery, St Austell, Bluntrock and Fallen Acorn. 

There will be informal tasting sessions scheduled over the three days and an opportunity to meet guest brewers, but most of all the event is a chance for people to simply enjoy good beer, music and food as a community again.

It’s been two years since we’ve even been able to imagine an event like this, and during that time a lot of people have discovered our brewery – or had their eyes opened to the world of beer – for the first time. This is a chance to come out from behind our zoom backgrounds and from under those beer subscription boxes and get back to enjoying beer as it was intended – together.

The event will also mark the annual release of a very special batch of cask beer; Pete’s Mild is made every March to commemorate Founding Brewer Pete Martin, who sadly passed away in 2020.

It will be available to a selection of other pubs across Cornwall where Pete proudly delivered beer during his lifetime. If you'd like to find out more, get in touch.

For updates on The Dark, The Light and the Saison, follow us or The Driftwood Spars brewpub on social media.

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