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Beer lovers can toast Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding with new brew

Beer lovers can toast Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding with new brew
From CBC - April 16, 2018

Royal fans with a taste for beer will be able to celebrate the wedding day of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a special ale brewed in the British town where the couple will get married next month.

Harry & Meghan's Windsor Knothas been brewed to give the traditional British pint a U.S. twist in honour of the nuptials of the transatlantic couple, who will get married at Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle home, west of London, on May 19.

"With the authenticity of being brewed here in Windsor in the shadow of Windsor Castle, using local ingredients, it has got a fantastic appeal," said Will Calvert, 60, one of the directors of Windsor and Eton brewery.

According to the brewer, the pale ale is made from barley grown in Windsor's royal farm, to represent Harry, and combined with hops from the West Coast of America, reflecting Meghan'sheritage.

Sequel to Will and Kate brew

It is a sequel to the Windsor Knotbeer the brewery first made in 2011 to mark the wedding of Prince William, Harry's elder brother, to Kate.

That brew was supposed to be on sale for only a couple of months, but the brewery said it was so popular that it is still being made and sold today.

The town has royal associations that go back centuries, and Windsorthe oldest and largest inhabited castle in the worldhas been the family home of British kings and queens for almost 1,000 years.

Pale ales are quite popular in the United States and I really think this is a good one,- Jaime Naber, tourist from Wisconsin

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