THE Eden Project’s beer |festival is to return for its |second year on Saturday, October 4 with a line-up of top tipples from around the UK.

The festival is part of a week dedicated to drinks both alcoholic and non-alcoholic.

The week rounds off Eden’s Harvest festival which has included a week-long festival of baobab, the delicious African superfruit which concludes on September 28.

The beer festival will feature dozens of speciality beers from all around the UK. There will also be 20 varieties of cider to try. The festival is being run in partnership with St Austell Brewery who have helped Eden come up with a varied list of drinks to suit every palette.

Included in the beer line-up will be a unique golden ale concocted by St Austell Brewery’s master brewers from ingredients grown at Eden.

The recipe includes first gold hops grown at Eden, the first batch of wild honey collected from the project’s bees and Eden-grown alecost (a minty herb). The new beer will debut at Eden’s beer |festival.

There will be a full |programme of live music and entertainment, the details of which will be announced soon.

The beer festival is part of a week celebrating beer, wine and cider as well as tea and coffee. On Monday, September 29 and Tuesday, September 30, Pukka Teas will be hosting herbal tea tastings and on Wednesday, October 1 Origin Coffee will be running coffee tastings.

Tickets to the festival cost £10. To see a full list of beers that will be available or to book tickets, visit