It’s always rather fun when a new and exciting event comes to the Yorkshire Coast. Yesterday, I headed across to Whitby to check out the Making Waves Tour. I’d been kindly invited along by Sharp’s Brewery who produce the Offshore Pilsner. Sharp’s Brewery is based in Rock, Cornwall. A lot of the inspiration especially for the Offshore Pilsner was taken from the local coastal heritage. The love of the coast and the ocean was how the Making the Waves Tour was created. The tour has been travelling around different seaside resorts with a range of fun activities, DJ’s, food and their famous Offshore Pilsner.
Last night’s even took place in Abbey Wharf; which is one of my favourite places to eat and drink in Whitby as it’s got a really relaxed vibe. Abbey Wharf also has a little roof terrace which overlooks Whitby Harbour. The terrace is where some of the Making Waves Tour fun was happening. As soon as we arrived, there was a glass of chilled Offshore Pilsner with our names on it.
I’m not going to lie, it’s a pretty rare seeing myself with a pint of beer. It’s not really my first drink of choice but I have had my head turned with the Offshore Pilsner. It’s not really like anything I’ve had before with a refreshing but fruity flavour. I am quite a fruity person so it’s no wonder that I loved the tropical and lemon aroma. Offshore was recently re-branded but was previously known as Cornish Pilsner and even won an award for the World’s Best Lager.
Throughout the evening was a talented Graffiti Artist who had completely transformed three white surfboards into a piece of art using spray paint. It was pretty incredible to watch and he even included a little mini Whitby Abbey on of the boards. Another thing we had to try out was their Wind Cannon which felt like you were in the middle of tornado or alternatively, riding the waves! Here you could create your own little GIF which I’ll insert below. Whilst this was all going on, music was playing from a custom made playlist created by Rob Da Bank.
As I said before, the food is delicious at Abbey Wharf so we ordered some snacks for the table whilst we enjoyed the music. We were actually advised that light fishy dishes go amazingly with Offshore which is perfect considering we were right by the sea. We opted for the Fish Goujons and a cone of chips and it was just the right snack to have alongside Offshore. We’ve already planned to go back to Abbey Wharf soon for a sit down meal.
To finish off the evening we had a DJ set from the headline act; KrystalRoxx. I think she’s actually a DJ at Ibiza Rocks and she was really bringing the Ibiza vibes. It was a great way to finish off the evening before we headed home. A massive thank you to Sharp’s Brewery who invited me down, it was a great way to spend a Summer’s evening and I think we’ve all just found a new favourite lager. It’s also lovely to see an event like this come up to the Yorkshire Coast.
Have you tried Offshore Pilsner before?
*This is a paid collaboration, all thoughts and opinions are my own.