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28th January 2015

Wetherspoon pubs hops to it


Wetherspoon pubs across the UK will be serving ten real ales from across the world alongside a selection of beers from the UK during a 17 day festival (Friday March 13 to Sunday March 29 inclusive).


Each of the beers is being brewed using only British-grown hop varieties.


The overseas beers have been sourced from brewers in Brazil, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Ireland and Australia.


Each of the overseas brewers is brewing their individual beer at a UK brewery.


These beers will complement up to 40 beers from across the UK also being served Wetherspoon pubs during the festival.


A total of 22 different hop varieties are being featured amongst the festival beers, including established varieties (Fuggles and Goldings) and newer varieties (Boadicea and Jester).


The overseas beers are; Spider Bite (Devils Backbone, USA), Shipwreck IPA (Lighthouse Brewery, Canada),  Wee Heavy (Bodebrown Brewery, Brazil), Durban Pale Ale (Shongweni Brewery, South Africa), Hightail Ale (Mountain Goat Brewery, Australia),  California Breakfast Ale (Golden Road Brewery, USA) 0’ Dwyer’s Irish Stout (Dungarvan Brewery, Ireland), JCIPA (Townshend Brewery, New Zealand), English IPA (Cerveza Fort Brewery, Spain) and ESA (Barley Brown’s Brewery, USA).


The UK beers include; Play it Again Sam (Phoenix), Monty Python’s Holy Grail (Black Sheep), Puffin Ale (Orkney), Lazy Dog (Wolf), Pocket Full of Rye (Brains), Mojo (Robinsons), New Moon (Hanlons) and  New Dawn Ale (Daleside).


The festival will feature seasonal and unusual beers, with many brewed for the first time

exclusively for the festival.


Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third of a pint glasses for the price of a pint.


Beer festival organiser Gary Holmes said: “The festival is the perfect opportunity to showcase the wonderful range of British-grown hop varieties and support British hop farmers.


“It will give beer enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers, many of which have not previously been served in Wetherspoon pubs.


Tasting notes for all of the beers will be available.




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For more information please contact Eddie Gershon (Wetherspoon PR) on 0208 352 5012 and 07956 392234 or e-mail