Pints of Besthorpe beer will help celebrate Queen’s birthday

Wolf Brewery near Besthorpe launch their new beer to coincide with the Queen's Birthday, called Norf

Wolf Brewery near Besthorpe launch their new beer to coincide with the Queen's Birthday, called Norfolk Pride it will be in pubs in the next couple of weeks.Brewers Will Edwards (black hoody) and Derek Dunstan who designed the new flavour. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Beer drinkers will be able to raise a glass of amber fluid specially brewed for the Queen's 90th birthday.

Besthorpe-based Wolf Brewery has labelled its new brew 'Norfolk Pride', which is planned for release in time for birthday celebrations on June 11.

Brewery owner Kay Edwards said the beer was her husband, John's, idea.

Mrs Edwards said: 'My husband has always wanted to name a beer Norfolk Pride, and with the Queen's 90th birthday this year we thought it would be the perfect opportunity.

'We are almost in the centre of Norfolk, and Norfolk prides itself on quality real ale.


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'Also, the Queen likes being in Norfolk, and I think Sandringham is her favourite home.'

Brewers Derek Dunstan and Will Edwards have created the brew, which has an alcohol strength of 4.6 per cent.

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Mrs Edwards said: 'Norfolk Pride has an exotic aroma combined with a biscuity flavour and a mellow

finish.'

She said it was made with American mosaic hops which gave it a tangerine, mango and blueberry aroma.

'We are confident it will add to some memorable celebrations in the coming weeks,' she said.

Norfolk Pride can be ordered in 36 and 18 pint containers for collection from the brewery, which is between Attleborough and Wymondham, by May 31, by calling 01953 457775 or emailing info@wolfbrewery.com

It will also be on tap at the Duke of Wellington pub in Waterloo Road, Norwich, from June 8.

Mrs Edwards said the beer could become a permanent fixture at the pub.

She said: 'If it goes well and people like to drink it we will be making it permanent.'

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