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Post  SUMB on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:40 am

Beachy Head ale name 'misconstrued' Embarassed

(UKPA) 1 hour ago

A head brewer has said he cannot understand the controversy over a festive real ale called the Beachy Head Christmas Jumper.

Roger Green, of the Beachy Head Brewery in East Sussex, insisted there was no malice behind the title and that its meaning had been misconstrued.

Relatives of people who have died at the notorious 530ft (162m) suicide spot near Eastbourne have criticised as insensitive the name given to the 7.2% ale, which is sold locally.

Keith Lane, 61, whose wife Maggie died at the chalk cliffs in March 2004, said he was "disgusted" when he learned of the name.

Mr Lane, a window cleaner who lives in Polegate, near Eastbourne, said the brewery could easily have chosen another name and urged it to have a rethink.

He said: "All the people I have talked to about it have said to me how much in bad taste it is. If I had seen it in a pub, I would ask who brewed that.

"It could have been misconstrued but, now the brewery is aware of the objections to it, it should rename it because hundreds of people have been touched by deaths at Beachy Head."

The small local brewery refused to be drawn on whether it might change the name, adding that it had not received a single complaint in the two previous years it had been sold.

Mr Green said: "The name is derived from the woolly jumpers that Santa wears. It started life as a pump clip in one of the pubs with Santa in a jumper. When we bottled it we gave it a label with a standard background that we use, and now someone has taken it the wrong way.

"It didn't appear to us to be a problem. It's like many beer names, like the Legless Rambler. You could say that that encourages alcoholism."
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Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Thu Dec 01, 2011 11:04 pm

Hmm... awkward. scratchchin Took the objectors two years to notice. OTOH Christmas is, sadly, a peak time for suicides, and I wouldn't be surprised if Beachy Head has its share. Perhaps the brewery should create a manifestly innocent connection by sponsoring seasonal bungee jumping.
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:38 pm

Brillant,I know one of the local coastguards who will be assisting with picking up the Christmas jumpers.....................the knitted ones that his mother has just made of coarse.
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