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Isle of Wight holiday can feature testing of local beer

Wed 15 Sep 2010

Isle of Wight holiday can feature testing of local beer

Tourists taking Isle of Wight holidays this month will be able to try out a new local beer during their stay on the island.

Isle of Wight brewery Goddards has joined forces with Ventnor Botanic Garden to produce a new bitter which has been called Hoppiness.

The Hop Festival and Traditional Skills Fayre on September 25th and 26th 2010 will be used to launch the beer, which is only being produced in casks.

Head gardener at Ventnor Botanic Garden Chris Kidd pointed out that the Isle of Wight used to produce a lot of hops.

"There will only be limited amount of Hoppiness produced and we're expecting it to be snapped up very quickly," he said.

John Metcalfe, Isle of Wight Council deputy director for economy and tourism, added that the beer has a low carbon footprint as it uses local ingredients.

Other beers Isle of Wight tourists can sample by Goddards include Fuggle-Dee-Dum, Ale of Wight, Inspiration and Iron Horse.

Posted by Carla Winter ADNFCR-3083-ID-800066192-ADNFCR

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