Historic fishing boat to deliver Green Jack beer to popular festival

One of the UK’s top 60 most historic ships has teamed up with one of the largest real ale breweries in East Anglia.

Excelsior, Lowestoft’s historic fishing smack, will head to the popular Harwich Shanty Festival next month with a special delivery.

The iconic 1921 Lowestoft-built vessel has joined forces with the Green Jack Brewery – the multi-award winning traditional real ale brewery based in Lowestoft – to deliver beer as part of a special cargo run.

Brewery Proprietor, Tim Dunford, says: “As Excelsior is once again taking part in the increasingly popular Harwich Shanty Festival (11th-13th October), we thought it would be appropriate to send our beer to our Harwich customers by sea in support of this wonderful event.

“After all, beer used to be sent to India from Britain by sea in the 19th century and this voyage is a mere 21 nautical miles!

“Our beer for the shanty festival is ‘Jenny Morgan’ who featured in old folk songs and was the faithful wife who waited at home whilst her husband was at sea. Arriving in good time to settle, our beer will be available in The Hanover, The Swan guest house and The New Bell Inn during the festival.”

There are still spaces available to join the Excelsior crew on this sail training adventure – a 24-hour overnight sailing experience aboard the vessel as she delivers beer to the Harwich Shanty Festival.

Source: Eastern Daily Press

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