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Article date: 23 Nov 2011

Wetherspoon customers enjoyed more than 3 million pints of beer during the company’s UK-wide beer festival.

The festival, which lasted for 19 days, featured five American cask-conditioned beers, all of which were brewed in the UK by their respective brewers to their individual recipes.

They were; Kalamazoo Black Silk (Bell’s Brewery, Michigan), Sandiago Session IPA (Stone Brewing Co., California), Cascadian Dark Ale (Bend Brewing Co., Oregon), Yakima Sun (Fat Heads Brewery, Ohio) and Ninety Shilling (Odell Brewing Co., Colorado).

In addition each of the pubs served up to 45 beers from across the UK including beers brewed for the first time exclusively for the festival, speciality beers with interesting ingredients (including fruit, spices, honey) and beers no longer brewed, but resurrected for the festival.

These included Ginger Beard (Wychwood), Horse Rustler (White Horse), Pudding Porter (Tring), Vapour Trail (Salopian) and Brother Rabbit (Thornbridge).

Wetherspoon’s festival organiser, Jonathan Yates, said: “Our twice-yearly national beer festivals are eagerly anticipated by our customers.

“The addition of five American beers to our superb selection of UK beers proved extremely popular and we are already planning for our next beer festival in April 2012.”

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