Skegness’ Wetherspoons to host ‘British-Grown Hop Beer Festival’

Wetherspoons pubs across the UK including Skegness' Red Lion will hold a British-grown Hop Beer Festival  from Friday, March 13 - 29.
Wetherspoons pubs across the UK including Skegness' Red Lion will hold a British-grown Hop Beer Festival from Friday, March 13 - 29.
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A 17-day beer festival is being staged at local Wetherspoon pubs from Friday, March 13, to Sunday, March 29.

And Pub-goers in Skegness will be able to enjoy ten real ales from across the world, alongside a selection of beers from the UK during the festival at The Red Lion, on Lumley Road.

All festival beers will be priced at £2.20 a pint.

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

Each of the overseas brewers have brewed their individual beer at a UK brewery.

These beers will complement 20 beers from across the UK also being served in the pub during the festival.

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

Wetherspoons Pub manager Abbey Gibbs 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 people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers, many of which have not been served in the pub before.

“The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that my customers will enjoy themselves.”

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.

Tasting notes for all of the beers will be available.