Skinner’s Brewery launches Lushingtons summer ale, named after Cornish surfing break in Porthtowan
Skinner’s Brewery has launched a special-edition ale for the summer, named after a popular Cornish surfing break.
Lushingtons will be available during May, June, July and August in pubs throughout Cornwall and Devon, as well as nationally through wholesalers and pub companies.
It is a zingy, straw coloured, fruity, 4.2% pale ale using only Cornish barley alongside three unusual hops sourced from the USA – including Belma which is a new hop being used for the first time in the UK.
The beer is named after a popular surf break in Porthtowan.
Steve Skinner, the brewery’s chief executive, said: “We are very excited to be the first brewery in the UK to use the hop Belma, having sourced it in the USA, alongside our Cornish barley.
“It has summer fruity properties which will add to the unique flavour.
“Lushingtons will be a lovely summer ale, perfect for evenings after a day on the beach or surfing, as it will be a light and refreshing pale ale.”
Lushingtons was launched at the beer and music festival at the Old Ale House last weekend and at the Victory Inn at Towan Cross which is also holding an event to celebrate the launch of the ale with Cornwall CAMRA members on the same weekend.
Porthtowan or Porth Tewyn in Cornish, means cove of sand dunes and is a family and surfing Blue Flag beach. Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it is one of the country’s foremost surfing locations and hosts the annual Cornish and Open Surfing Championships – the oldest surfing competition in the UK.