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Isle of Wight Brewery launch Starboard – a new golden bitter for 2017

Goddards Brewery on the Isle of Wight will be launching Starboard!, an easy drinking 4% golden session ale this March. It’s a new recipe that combines English hops with Pale Ale and Cara malt to deliver a distinctive orangey flavour and a citrus aroma, with a wonderful hoppy finish.

Xavier Baker is the managing director of Goddards, “Balance is the key with a beer like Starboard! We had a good idea of the overall taste and what we wanted to achieve with the new recipe; aroma, body, mouthfeel, colour and strength. Within the different styles of ales, the 4% golden ale (known as a session beer) category is the biggest volume. We wanted to create a brand new exciting recipe to add to our classic range of ales. Using experience we can bring all of these together harmoniously.” The whole process was overseen by Goddards head brewer Nigel Eldridge.

Golden bitter is one of the UK’s most popular types of real ale and Starboard! will be well placed not only to satisfy this growing market, but also reflect the Isle of Wight’s long association with sailing. Sailors can be heard shouting “Starboard!” as a warning when manoeuvering at sea in close quarters with another boat. The established ‘right of way’ when under sail is given to boats on a starboard tack. The pump clip also features a starboard marker buoy which is distinguished by its flashing green light so people will see this beer coming.

Starboard! will be available locally on the Isle of Wight and across the country in cask and bottles during March.

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For any other details or questions please contact Lindsay Becker at Solent:   lindsay@solent.co, 01983 556844




Bembridge Harbour Food Festival – Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 October 2015

Less than 3 weeks away – Feast on all that’s local from our land and sea

The first Bembridge Harbour Food Festival will be held over the weekend of Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015 with a central ‘Food Hub’ at the front of the Bembridge Sailing Club, Embankment Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight PO35 5NR free parking is available on the Point with access to the show through the gate from the Tollgate. Many Bembridge, St Helens and Brading restaurants, pubs and cafés will be featuring  ‘Special dishes’ from their own premises, some details will be available from the Food Hub which will be open from 10:00 through to 17:00 on both Saturday and Sunday.

Sue McLagan says ‘The idea to hold a Food Festival is to showcase our area as an, all year round  destination for visitors, whether from the Island or the mainland, to extend the season. We not only have great ‘foodie’ establishments but the harbour, beaches, lovely countryside and many attractions and activities for the whole family’.

There will be Island foods for sale in the Food Hub as well as tasters prepared by local chefs, demonstrations ongoing and a bar run by Goddards Brewery and Eurovines. The Foodie establishments operating from their own premises will be promoted in the hub and a recipe/directory booklet will be available for sale with details of restaurants, special offers, recipes  etc. Visitors are encouraged to take one of the ‘trails’ around the area by foot or bike (bikes may be hired from Tacktisle Adventures) to visit Best Dressed Crab on Fisherman’s pontoon and other cafés and pubs though the area.

Entry is Free

For more information see our flyer attached.
Visit our website www.bembridgefestivals.co.uk and Twitter – Harbour Festival @food_on_wight and Facebook – bembridge.harbour.food.festival for updates and show specials.

Sue McLagan, Bembridge Harbour Food Festival, Contact: 01983 770769 sue@bembridge.com