CarnivAle brewing ahead of Ramsgate’s 100th anniversary town carnival parade

The celebration ale brewing gets under way

Ramsgate Carnival Chair, Teresa Askew and committee member Becky Wing have worked with Gadds’ Brewery senior brewer Sue Fisher  to create  the very first Ramsgate CarnivAle

This year is the 100th anniversary of Ramsgate Carnival and like all Kent Carnivals it is facing financial pressures from rising prices, increased charges from the district council and a public that is feeling the squeeze of cost of living pressures.

So, Carnival organisers have teamed up with  Gadds’ to get a new beer, the Ramsgate CarnivAle into local pubs in the weeks leading up to the carnival on 30 July to raise some funds.

The beer is brewed from locally grown hops, using a very old variety, East Kent Golding, often described as the ultimate English hop.

Each sale will see an amount returned to the carnival. Gadds’ is also helping with a bar at Government Acre on the day. It will be backed up with a request to local pubs to take collecting boxes for the carnival and a beer mat promotion.

Teresa Askew said “It’s different, it’s innovative and we hope local people raise a glass and support this great event.”

Brewery boss Eddie Gadd added: “As a local business and publican we are very happy to support the Ramsgate Town Carnival, this is how we brew it in Ramsgate.”

The Ramsgate Carnival will include stalls, East Kent Giants, bar, fairground and entertainment on Government Acre from noon on both July 29-30.

The carnival parade sets off from Royal Esplanade at 4pm on July 30. The route then travels through Paragon, Royal and Harbour Parade, Plains of Waterloo, King and Queen Streets, Westcliff Road, Grange Road and back to Royal Esplanade.