Sup a pint and help save the pier

Restoration work takes place on the damaged pier

Restoration work takes place on the damaged pier

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A BREWER is inviting people to raise their glasses and have a pint for the pier.

The Long Man Brewery is brewing a special beer called Craft Pier to raise up to £10,000 for Eastbourne Pier.

Following the blaze earlier this month the brewery, based just outside Eastbourne in Litlington, has teamed up with Eastbourne’s Curious Beer Club to produce the 3.8% booze.

Jamie Simm, head brewer, said: “Everyone connected to Eastbourne felt the pain of seeing a fundamental part of our heritage go up in smoke.

“The Curious Beer Club came to us with an idea and we immediately wanted to help.

“We’re tweaking the recipe of our beer Long Blonde to create something special for a special old girl.

“When people drink it they know they’ll be helping those affected rise up again and hopefully it’ll evoke a real nostalgic sense of the seaside too.”

The beer will go on sale on August 25 and may eventually be available across the county.

All the profits will go to the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund.

Adam McNaught-Davis, of The Curious Beer Club, said they did not have to look far to find a helpful local brewer.

Craft Pier will be distributed by Eastbourne-based HT White.

Owner Stephen Lees said: “Eastbourne was built on tourism and we must keep that at the front of our mind.”

STALLS BOOST

EIGHT pier concession owners have been given market stalls at the Airbourne air show this weekend to help them get going again. Councillor David Tutt, leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, said: “The town has shown a generous spirit in helping those affected by donating to the Eastbourne Pier Benevolent Fund and I hope people will visit the stalls during Airbourne.” For details visit Eastbourne.gov.uk/pier

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8:00am Sat 16 Aug 14

TIMBURRY says...

All the profits, are you sure. Why
All the profits, are you sure. Why TIMBURRY
  • Score: -6

9:47am Sat 16 Aug 14

firemanste says...

TIMBURRY wrote:
All the profits, are you sure. Why
if its all the profits then thats a very nice gesture on their behalfand if others were willing to donate then maybethe spirit would be lifted and this area could be proud once again of everything.well done
[quote][p][bold]TIMBURRY[/bold] wrote: All the profits, are you sure. Why[/p][/quote]if its all the profits then thats a very nice gesture on their behalfand if others were willing to donate then maybethe spirit would be lifted and this area could be proud once again of everything.well done firemanste
  • Score: 4

9:51am Sat 16 Aug 14

nissancars says...

i agree if everyone gave a little then the people would have the feel good factor about themselves and about the place. come together and unite in helping the ressurection of eastbourne
i agree if everyone gave a little then the people would have the feel good factor about themselves and about the place. come together and unite in helping the ressurection of eastbourne nissancars
  • Score: 3

10:27am Sat 16 Aug 14

Worriedofbrighton says...

nissancars wrote:
i agree if everyone gave a little then the people would have the feel good factor about themselves and about the place. come together and unite in helping the ressurection of eastbourne
The people of Eastbourne are amazing. The way they have all got behind this very good cause is great. Shame we couldn't have had the same sort of response when the west pier was originally damaged, instead we trusted those thieving swines who ran The West Pier Trust. There should definetly be an investigation in to this bunch of charlatans , what happened to all the money ?
[quote][p][bold]nissancars[/bold] wrote: i agree if everyone gave a little then the people would have the feel good factor about themselves and about the place. come together and unite in helping the ressurection of eastbourne[/p][/quote]The people of Eastbourne are amazing. The way they have all got behind this very good cause is great. Shame we couldn't have had the same sort of response when the west pier was originally damaged, instead we trusted those thieving swines who ran The West Pier Trust. There should definetly be an investigation in to this bunch of charlatans , what happened to all the money ? Worriedofbrighton
  • Score: 8

11:01am Sat 16 Aug 14

notslimjim says...

Amazing how all these 'lesser' places can try and do something about their damaged piers?
Amazing how all these 'lesser' places can try and do something about their damaged piers? notslimjim
  • Score: 2

2:15pm Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Brighton Greens are supporting this with their "if you feel ill its OK to take cannabis" camposign.
Brighton Greens are supporting this with their "if you feel ill its OK to take cannabis" camposign. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

6:56pm Sat 16 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

I feel ill every time I come on here and read the comments
I feel ill every time I come on here and read the comments Wide Bertha
  • Score: -2

7:47pm Sat 16 Aug 14

NickBrt says...

Take cannabis then Bertha. It cures everything.
Take cannabis then Bertha. It cures everything. NickBrt
  • Score: 0

1:16pm Sun 17 Aug 14

Bob George says...

Anything for a quick buck, oh but it's all in a good cause. Kerching. Vile
Anything for a quick buck, oh but it's all in a good cause. Kerching. Vile Bob George
  • Score: 0

3:08pm Sun 17 Aug 14

sssuuueee says...

When I have my wee tipple next time in Eastbourne with my daughter.
We will be having two or three halves.
The Pier is very important to Eastbourne and Sussex.

Well done Long Man Brewery.
When I have my wee tipple next time in Eastbourne with my daughter. We will be having two or three halves. The Pier is very important to Eastbourne and Sussex. Well done Long Man Brewery. sssuuueee
  • Score: 2

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