Skinner’s Brewery gears up for relaunch party

By Gary Lloyd

- Last updated on GMT

Celebration time: Skinner’s Brewery classic beers Betty Stogs and Porthleven
Celebration time: Skinner’s Brewery classic beers Betty Stogs and Porthleven

Related tags Cellar management Cask ale Beer Brewing Finance

Cornwall-based Skinner’s Brewery is set to reopen on Saturday 1 July after the business went into administration last year.

Skinner’s, which was famed for its Betty Stogs and Porthleven beers, will officially open once again after the business was bought out of administration by Goodh Brewing Co earlier this year.

A post on social media from Skinner’s read: “Tis’ on. Skinner’s & @goodhbrewco are joining forces to bring you the ultimate venue for beer, food, music & events.

“Stay tuned & make sure you follow our pages for more information over the coming weeks. See you at the bar.”

Closed after 25 years

The Truro brewery was forced to close in October 2022 after operating for 25 years​. Skinner’s was started by husband and wife team Steve Skinner and his then-wife Sarah in 1997. The brewery had been solely owned by Skinner since 1 January 2022.

Last week, Skinner’s said it was brewing beers Betty Stogs and Lushingtons and had begun distribution through LWC Cornwall.

The post read: “Betty left the brewery last week & today it’s Lushingtons’ turn. LWC Cornwall collected 72 casks this morning, so this will be hitting local pubs & restaurants across the south-west in the next 24 hours.

“We hope you like the improved (old) Lushies taste, we decided to go back to the award-winning recipe, using the highest quality ingredients and all under the watchful eye of one of Skinner’s original head brewers.

“We’ve loved seeing your Betty posts. Make sure you keep tagging us so we can share the joy. Enjoy me ansums.”

Gearing up for event

The company is also getting ready for The Royal Cornwall event near Wadebridge, which runs from today (Thursday 8 June) until Saturday 10 June.

Skinner’s said on Wednesday (7 June): “We may not be here this year in the capacity that Skinner’s has been previously, but we are here to support our parent company @goodhbrewco.

“We may (or may not) have some small tasters of Betty tomorrow, she will go very fast... if you don't make it to us in time, we have a lot of Goodh Brew Co options for you to try & buy.

“Come and sample some of the finest craft beer you will ever taste (biased but true).”

Related topics Beer

Related news

Show more