Cullercoats launch RNLI fundraiser inspired Polly Donkin

Cullercoats Brewery is set to launch a special beer for spring, named after one of the seaside village’s’ finest fundraisers.

A 4.2% ABV oatmeal stout, Polly Donkin. will first hit the bar at Copperfields pub in Tynemouth tomorrow, Thursday May 8, at 7pm.

It was brewed using seven grains, to give it a “rich roasted coffee aroma, and creamy mouth feel,” and varieties of English hops for “blackberry and earthy notes.”

Polly Donkin was a well known Cullercoats fishwife who, as a 73-year-old, was awarded the RNLI’s Gold Brooch in 1931 ”for distinguished services by honorary workers in raising funds.”

Of course the brewery are also big fans of the RNLI having recently celebrated raising over £10,000 to the maritime lifesavers through a 3p donation from every pint sold.

The pump clip image of a Cullercoats fishwife was drawn by Tynemouth artist Charlotte Powell.

All of Cullercoats beers will all be on sale at Tynemouth Food Festival, on May 10 to 11, which is held in the town’s Priory grounds.