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Not doing things by halves: Wetherspoon celebrates 17-day beer festival

Wetherspoon pubs will be serving ten beers from around the world alongside beers from the UK during a 17-day festival.

The beers on offer at the pubs have been sourced from brewers in South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Spain and Norway.

They will complement up to 40 beers from across the UK being served in the pubs during the festival.

The festival will run from Friday March 28 to Sunday April 13 inclusive.

The overseas beers on offer are ; Tea Leaf IPA Gunnamatta (Yeastie Boys, New Zealand),  African Pale Ale (Standeaven, South Africa), Brown Ale (Nogne O, Norway), Siren's Song Session (Cigar City, USA), Pale Ale (Driftwood, Canada), Swedish IPA (Zeunerts, Sweden), Fermin Red Ale (Mateo and Bernabe, Spain), Klosterbock (Kloster Brauerei Scheyern, Germany), Real Ale (Young Henrys, Australia) and Solange (Hildegard's, Belgium).

The UK beers include; Nut Brown (Hilden), Coiled Spring (Thwaites), Raspberry Rose (Lancaster), Labyrinth (Rudgate), Sea Fever (Daleside), Spoon and Arrow (Nottingham), Wobbly Bob (Phoenix), El Dorado (Hawkshead) and Chocolate Slug Porter (RCH).

The festival will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a hazy wheat beer, a chocolate beer, a raspberry beer, a lemon beer, a juniper beer and a plum porter.

In addition, many of the beers are available in the pubs for the first time, having been brewed 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.

Festival organiser, Gary Holmes, said: "We are thrilled to be serving such a fantastic selection of beers from across the world as well as those brewed in the UK.

"The overseas beers have never previously been available as cask ales in the UK,  which makes them even more special

"The festival will be the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent beers from overseas brewers.

"It will also give them an opportunity to support brewers throughout the UK, as the pubs are featuring many of their beers."

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub.

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