French students learn the art of brewing British beer in Ringmer

French students making beer at Turners Brewery, The Broyle, Ringmer.
French students making beer at Turners Brewery, The Broyle, Ringmer.
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A microbrewery in Ringmer had a visit from 22 French business students who created their own brand of beer.

The girls’ team came up with the winning beer during the visit to Turners’ Brewery at Highfield Farm on Wednesday December 17.

The brewery has been running since 2010 and produces real ales.

Brewery boss Kes Travers said: “It’s a blonde ale of four per cent strength and it has a very French marketing label with a British twist. The name is play on French/English words.”

The beer will then be made available to a range of Sussex pubs and bars, and a percentage of the profits will go to the students’ chosen charity.

The students were from the Lycée International de Ferney-Voltaire on the French-Swiss border.

Their business studies teacher Corine Holroyd said: “We would like more to see how beer is made but also commercialised.”

The students had to choose the colour, flavour (including any special ingredients such as fruit, spices and sugars), the aroma and the kind of head – thin and lacy or thick and creamy or frothy.

It runs alongside a busy and expanding butchery and smokery based at the farm in The Broyle. Brewery visits can be arranged.