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weatherspoonsbeercidermanonthemoonBeer enthusiasts will be able to enjoy a range of ten real ales from across the world, alongside beers from the UK, during a 17 day festival at three pubs in the area.

The overseas beers on offer at S. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The William Coppin in Newport – as well as the newly opened The Man in the Moon in St James Street – have been sourced from brewers in New Zealand, the USA, Holland, Australia, Belgium and Italy.

They will complement up to 40 beers from across the UK also being served in the pubs during the festival. Five of the international beers are being brewed by women, together with two beers brewed by female brewers in the UK.

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The festival will began on Friday and will run until Sunday 2nd November inclusive, with all beers priced from £2.15 to £2.50 a pint.

The overseas beers are; Village Elder (Ian Ramsay, New Zealand), Night Owl Pumpkin Ale (Elysian Brewery, USA), Freak of Nature (Wicked Weed Brewery, USA), Ligera (Birrificio Lambrante Brewery, Italy), Golden Ale (Two Birds Brewery, Australia), Abbaye Blonde (Abbaye du Val-Dieu, Belgium), Bklyn Bitter (Sixpoint Brewery, USA), Real Antipodean Ale (Brew Moon Brewery, New Zealand), O.G IPA (10 Barrel Brewing Company, USA) and India Session Ale (Brouwerij ‘t IJ, Netherlands).

The UK beers include; Crimson King (Butcombe), Golden Tipple (Long Man), Artisan Cluster Nut (Evan Evans), Toffee Bitter (Coach House), Old Engine Oil (Harviestoun), Old Hoppy Hen (Greene King), Hobnobber (Thwaites) and Colonel’s Whiskers (Batemans).

The pubs will serve new, seasonal and speciality beers, including those flavoured with ginger, heather and honey, toffee, herbs and spices and cinnamon and nutmeg.

Fowlers & Co. manager, Neil Longley, said:

“The festival 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.

“Seven of the beers on offer have been brewed by women brewers and I am delighted to showcase their excellent beers in the pub.

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

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