Butcombe, the West Country’s fastest growing brewery, is one of the key sponsors at this year’s ‘Eat Drink Bristol Fashion’ (EDBF) carnival, taking place from May 13th to 27th. Visitors to the carnival will not only enjoy two of Butcombe’s famous ales on draught – Butcombe Bitter and Adam Henson’s Rare Breed – but will be the first lucky people outside the village of Chimay in Belgium to drink the secret Chimay Gold of Scourmont Abbey.
Whilst the famous Rouge, Bleue and Blanche are exported worldwide, Chimay Gold (4.8% A.B.V.) has until now been brewed only for the monks – that is until now. The beer will be available exclusively throughout the West Country via Butcombe Brewery and will also be launched in London and Rome.
Carnival visitors experience the very best food, drink and entertainment that Bristol has to offer and Butcombe’s beers will be served on draught from the two large public bars during the two week extravaganza.
A beautifully illustrated new cookbook ‘Cooking with Beer & Cider’ will also be sold at EDBF, featuring a selection of recipes using Butcombe beers and Ashton Press cider (brewed by the wholly owned subsidiary of Butcombe Brewery).
The Butcombe team will be running a series of events throughout the two weeks including a Butcombe Boules competition for teams of four. Further details and how to enter can be found on the Butcombe Brewery website.
Guy Newell, Managing Director of Butcombe, says: “EDBF launched last year and was a great success. With so much happening at the Brewery it made perfect sense for us to become more involved this year at what is fast becoming Bristol’s premier food and drink event.”