It’s fete accompli – cheers!
A LOCALLY-BREWED real ale, especially created to support this year’s Hythe Venetian Fete, is to be officially tasted by town dignitaries before it goes on sale on pubs across south east Kent.
Brand-named Fete Accompli and made from a secret recipe by Daryl Stanford, of the Hopfuzz Brewery, West Hythe, the new brew will be ceremonially launched at the Potting Shed real ale bar in Hythe High Street, on Monday, July 27. Official tasters will be town mayor Cllr Michael Lyons, John Schoner, chairman of the Venetian Fete Society, and Bob Martin, chairman of Kent Campaign for Real Ale.
Fete vice-chairman Ken Crowe said that thousands of especially-designed Fete Accompli beer mats would be distributed in coming weeks. “Displayed on pub counters in Shepway and farther afield, they will not only give Hythe’s fantastic water carnival a tremendous boost but also raise awareness of Hopfuzz Brewery, started only four years ago and now producing a range of house and specialty beers made from natural products.
“The idea of the joint promotion came from Potting Shed owner Peter Dorman, and Hopfuzz master brewer Daryl Stanford has responded brilliantly by creating Fete Accompli”.
The Venetian Fete, organised by the not-for-profit Hythe Venetian Fete Society, takes place on Wednesday, August 19. For ticket information and prices, seating plan, parking arrangements and latest programme news, etc, visit www.hythe-venetianfete.com