The ever-popular Beachcomber has hosted some of the best events in Cleethorpes over the years and has now teamed up with a fast-growing Lincolnshire brewery to put on an unmissable event for fans of real ale, craft beers and ciders.

The Axholme Beachcomber Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 1, and is already expected to sell out, with tickets at just £5. As well as a full range of Axholme Brewing Company beers, the Beachcomber will be putting on live music, indoor and outdoor bars, stalls and carnival-style street food.

With experience of hosting beer festivals run by independent companies in the past, the Beachcomber has decided that this festival won’t just be bigger and better, but that it will also be organised in house.

Axholme Beachcomber festAssistant manager, Simon Tasker, said: “This year we want the event to be on a totally different scale. We’re so happy to have teamed up with the guys at Axholme Brewing Company on this. They are arguably this area’s most popular brewery and will be bringing their own pop-up bars along with a range of their best cask beers.

“We’re also talking with other local breweries and cider makers to help us create an exciting line-up of locally-produced brews. There’s going to be over 100 different beers and ciders to choose from, ranging from stuff from
smaller, local, independent breweries to international offerings, pale ales through to porters and stouts, low-strength session beers to some strong speciality brews.

“We want to offer something for every palate and it’s been great fun choosing the line up. There’s definitely going to be some unusual beers and ciders people won’t have tried before.”

Beachcomber manager, Geoff Kernon, added: “We really cannot wait for this event. Axholme has been our best- selling bottled beer since we launched it here in the autumn of 2017 and they are always coming up with something new and exciting.

“The team’s enthusiasm is infectious, and when our new concept bar and restaurant launches in spring 2018, their beer will be taking pride of place on the bar. It will be on cask permanently as it is so popular. We love working with local companies and want this event to grow year on year so that it becomes an unmissable summer event in the Cleethorpes calendar.”

Axholme will be bringing their own bar and racking with six cask beers. Expected to be one of the most popular
beers is its famous Cleethorpes Pale Ale, which has proved to be a hit all over the country. The team will also be keen to showcase some of their more unusual seasonal guest beers.

New premises

This year looks set to be a huge one for the brewery as the team start work on their new premises in Grimsby. The new site, on King Edward Street, is expected to be up and running in time for the September beer festival.

Axholme director, Shahram Shadan, said: “The new Grimsby brewery will be attending with its own bar and its own range of beers, in addition to the Axholme line-up. I can’t say too much at this stage, but watch this space for some exciting developments.

“We have some very ambitious plans for the year and a few surprises up our sleeve. The new brew plant will allow us to be much more experimental with the types of beers we can make, and we can’t wait to get started.

“The UK beer scene has never been so exciting, and we want to bring cutting edge craft beers to our home town of Grimsby. This beer festival is the perfect opportunity for us to show everyone what we have been up to and give a glimpse of what we have planned for the future.

“It’s sure to be a great event — the planning is going really well and to have over 100 beers is a strong line-up for a beer festival like this. For us, that’s what it’s all about — celebrating all the great brewers out there — and if you throw in some live music and some delicious street food, then what’s not to like?”

Enquiries can be made via www.beachcomberholidaypark.co.uk/ or by calling 01472 812666.

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