Wetherspoon’s beer festival gets underway

• Some of the brewers from overseas.
• Some of the brewers from overseas.

BEERS from around the world and across the UK which have been made using British-grown hops are currently on tap in JD Wetherspoon pubs as part of the pub group’s ale festival.
A total of 24 different hops, ranging from established varieties like Fuggles and Goldings to newer varieties such as Boadicea and Jester, are featured in the festival beers, which will be available in Wetherspoon pubs until March 29.
The overseas beers have been sourced from brewers in Brazil, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, USA, Spain, Ireland and Australia, each of whom brewed their beer at a UK brewery.
Wetherspoon’s 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 people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of UK and international beers, many of which have not been served in the pub before.”