Thursday, 4 June 2009
... Charisma, writing in the Mansfield CAMRA newsletter, after a touring (of pubs) holiday in Cornwall: "Many thanks to Bald Eagle for recommending The Star at Crowlas, home of the Penzance Brewery. I was so impressed I visited the pub two or three times. I had Penzance Crowlas Bitter (3.8%), which was alongside St Austell Black Prince, Woodlands Super India Pale Ale, which was super, Cottage Clifton Ale and Cwmbran Pink Panther (the wife quite liked that one). Pete Elvin, the brewer, had 16 years' experience at Cotleigh and is currently brewing Crowlas Bitter and Penzance Gold, but hopes to increase the range soon. A good local's local, a proper real ale pub with realistic prices and good beer, not like a lot of other pubs, which I won't mention, that sold crap beer at over-inflated prices."