The festival will run from next Wednesday (12th October) to Sunday 23rd October inclusive at S. Fowlers & Co in Ryde and The Man in the Moon in Newport, with all beers priced from £2.39 to £2.49 a pint.
Each of the beers has been brewed using only British hop varieties, including Fuggles, Challenger, Sovereign and Phoenix.. The overseas beers have been sourced from brewers in Australia, South Africa, Italy and the USA. All of the beers, including those from the overseas brewers, have been brewed in the UK and the majority of the beers have been brewed for the first time, exclusively for the festival.
The overseas beers are; Hopsession (Afro-Caribbean, South Africa), Braddon Bitter (Bentspoke, Australia), Recreationale (Terrapin, USA), Hot Night at the Village (Birrificio Foglie D’erba, Italy) and Special Bitter (Ninkasi, USA).
The UK beers include; Hip Hop Hooray (Cotleigh), Hope & Glory (Roosters), Coffee Milk Stout (Arundel), Old Crafty Hen (Greene King), Warrior Queen (Tring) and Return from the Ashes (RCH).
Fowlers & Co. manager, Neil Longley, 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.
“The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that my customers will enjoy themselves.”
Customers will be able to sample any 3 of the real ales in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.
Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in each of the pubs.