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Beer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy up to 50 real ales
Article date: 02 Oct 2009

Beer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy up to 50 real ales from across the world during a 19-day festival at Wetherspoon pubs across the UK.

The festival runs from Wednesday 28 October until Sunday 15 November, inclusive.

The beers on offer have been sourced from brewers in Belgium, Czech Republic, Japan, New Zealand, Poland and the USA.

The festival will feature award-winning ales, speciality, seasonal and fruit beers, as well as draught cider.

In addition, several beers have been brewed exclusively for the festival.

The overseas beers on sale are Anker Gouden Carolus Ambrio (Belgium), Galbraith’s Mr G’s Luncheon Ale (New Zealand), Namyslow Original Plum Beer (Poland), Port Grumpy’s Pale Ale (USA), Purkmistr Bohemian Schwarzbier (Czech Republic) and Toshi’s Amber Ale (Japan).

The UK beers will include Banana Bread Beer (Wells & Young’s Brewery), Gathering Storm (Leeds Brewery), Holy Cow (Wood Brewery), Long-Eared Owl (Cotleigh Brewery), Morocco Ale (Daleside Brewery), Red Torpedo (Traditional Scottish Ales Brewery), Supernova (JW Lees Brewery).

The beers brewed exclusively for the festival include Boss Hogg Bitter (Greene King Brewery), Brass in Pocket (Spinning Dog Brewery), Iron Lady (Batemans Brewery) and Scarecrow (Highwood Brewery).
Customers will be able to sample any three real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses – for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub.
The festival’s organiser, Gary Holmes, said: “The festival will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers in our pubs.

“We are proud that we will be serving beers from several highly respected overseas brewers, as well as beers brewed exclusively for the festival by UK brewers.”

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