wetherspoonsrydeLocal pub-goers will be able to enjoy 10 beers from around the world alongside beers from the UK during a 17-day festival at three pubs on the Island.

The beers have been sourced from brewers in New Zealand, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Holland, Norway and the United States. They will complement up to 40 beers from across the UK being served in the pubs during the festival.

The festival at S. Fowlers & Co. in Ryde and The William Coppin and The Man in the Moon in Newport, will run from Friday (16th October) until Sunday 1st November inclusive, with all beers priced at £1.99 a pint.

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Many of the beers will be available in the pubs for the first time, having been brewed exclusively for the festival.

The overseas beers on offer are; Real Ale (Young Henrys, Australia), Nordic Noir (Nogne O, Norway), Zulu Blonde (Zululand, South Africa), Low Blow (Fork & Brewer, New Zealand), Yakima Sun (Fat Head’s, USA), Minagof Smoked Porter (Ishii Brewing, Japan), Red Racer (Central City, Canada), Sunset Ale (Two Birds, Australia), Spiced Ale (Flying Dutchman, Holland) and Bengali (Sixpoint, USA).

The UK beers include; Owl & The Pussycat (Oakham), King Goblin (Wychwood), Old Man (Long Man), Infallible (Theakston), Ale of Arrows (Coach House), Easy Weasel Ale (Hook Norton), Drayman’s Reward (JW Lees), Stateside Rye (Everards) and QED (Batemans).

In addition there are three beers linked to the Rugby World Cup 2015; Sin Bin (Liberation Brewery), Tight Five (White Horse Brewery) and Tap & Go (Woodforde’s Brewery).

The festival will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a cherry porter, two rye beers, a spiced ale and two smoked porters.

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Fowlers & Co. manager, Neil Longley, said:

“We are thrilled to be serving such a fantastic selection of beers from across the world as well as those from the UK.

“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 pub is featuring many of their beers.”

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

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

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