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Smugglers and Pioneers

Our second beer – Gulliver

‘Gulliver’ the second in our Smugglers and Pioneers range is inspired by a local legend Isaac Gulliver – king of the Smugglers. We visited Eight Arch Brewing in Wimborne and got to brew some beer with Steve and Mark. It was lots of fun and we hope you like it.

Mark Cribb said: “Since the launch of our first bottled ale last year – named ‘Tregonwell’, we have had fantastic feedback from our customers. They love the fact that they are drinking something exclusive to the venue and locally brewed. So ‘Gulliver’ will be a big hit with craft ale fans and newbies that like a tasty tipple. There’s been a huge growth in local brewing in Dorset over the last couple of years and we’re thrilled to be part of it.

We are passionate about introducing people to real beers, both ales and lagers, made by real people – not giant international brands. There’s better choice and bigger flavours now and we want people to discover this for themselves.”

Steve Farrell – owner and brewer at Eight Arch Brewing Company said: “Gulliver is a pale ale brewed with a combination of European, American & Southern Hemisphere hops combined for a fruity yet crisp finish, ideal to drink in the sunshine! Urban Guild has been a big supporter of ours since we started brewing in early 2015 so when asked to brew a beer exclusively for them it was a yes straight away.”

Watch Mark interviewing Steve about Gulliver and the story behind Eight Arch.


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