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AAPint_and_hopsPub-goers will be able to enjoy ten real ales from across the world alongside a selection of beers from the UK during a 17 day festival at three pubs in the area.

Each of the beers has been brewed using only British-grown hop varieties; a total of 24 different hop varieties are being featured amongst the festival beers, including established varieties (Fuggles and Goldings) and newer varieties (Boadicea and Jester).

The festival at S. Fowlers & Co. in Union Street, Ryde and The William Coppin and The Man in the Moon, Newport, will run from Friday 13th March to Sunday 29th March inclusive, with all beers priced from £2.10 to £2.45 a pint.

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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 up to 40 beers from across the UK also being served in the pubs during the festival.

The festival will feature seasonal and unusual beers, with many brewed for the first time exclusively for the festival.

Fowlers & Co. manager, Neil Longley, said:

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“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.

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