One of the Cornish drinkers’ favourite events returns this weekend when the Driftwood Spars, St Agnes, stages its annual Sausage and Ale Festival.
The festival will feature 18 beers from the South West and Midlands on stillage, a further half-dozen brews on the bar, some craft beer and cider, too.
Among the beers on offer will be Unexpected, the gluten-free beer made by Pete Martin in the Driftwood Spars’ own brewery, which recently on silver in the national FreeFrom Awards, celebrating foods free of allergens.
Unexpected is brewed using Sorghum as a replacement for the malt used in regular beer. It is a light, fruity beer, and available in bottles from the brewery shop and from off-licences across Cornwall.
The Driftwood Spars hotel and brewery are also celebrating raising £5,000 for Clic Sargent in 2017, with the support of the local community. Fundraising events included a Call My Bluff wine tasting, and a pub quiz with county councillor Peter Mitchell, with 10p from every pint of Spars, produced by Driftwood Spars Brewery, helping to boost the total. This year, the two businesses have started to raise funds for the St Agnes sports clubs.
To Try Spars or Unexpected, join the Driftwood Spars hotel and brewery at the 11th annual Sausage and Ale
festival this weekend (Friday to Monday).
There will be a selection of sausages to try from local butcher Chapman’s of Perranporth, plus live music and, on Sunday, a chance to join in the Bolster celebrations throughout the village.