All the while we’ve been trying, and eventually succeeding in buying the Grand Union group with its six amazing pubs, we’ve been working on a much more complex, challenging and ultimately way cooler deal.
It involves great beer, incredible music, new and old friends and a seaside town that is getting off its knees to become one of the most beguiling places in these British Isles.
So I am proud to announce that The Draft House is brewing the official beer – with Moshi Moshi Records – for the By The Sea Festival in Margate. That’s myself and Mr Michael McClatchey (above) – he’s one of the co-founders of the Moshi Moshi label and a stand-up Thanet bloke.
We brewed the beer with the Moshi crew and a few waifs and strays (including Al, AKA The Draft House Man) down at Eddie Gadd’s Ramsgate Brewery just down the road from Margate. For those who don’t know Eddie, he is one of the great men and a damned talented brewer to boot.
The beer is called – you guessed it – By The Sea Festival Pale Ale– and is available all summer long at a Draft House near you. It’s a quite ridiculously thirst-slaking golden pale ale, served in 330ml can for your delectation.
And you can get a chance to win tickets to By The Sea (29-30 Sept) by buying five cans. And you get a 6th free. I mean, what is 100% not to like about that? All info is in site and (sorry) Ts & Cs are here.« Return to news listing