World beers to star at Cannock and Hednesford festival

Beers from Australia, USA, Guam and Italy, together with beers from across the UK, will be available at two Staffordshire pubs during their 12-day real ale festival.

World beers to star at festival
World beers to star at festival

The Linford Arms in High Green, Cannock, and Hedgeford Lodge in Anglesey Street, Hednesford, both Wetherspoon pubs, will each be serving a range of beers during the festival, which runs from October 9 to October 20.

The festival celebrates Wetherspoon's 40th anniversary and the pubs will offer a selection of beers brewed specially for the occasion.

The beers brewed to mark the anniversary include JD Boss Hogg (Wadworth), Ruby Abbot (Greene King), 3B (Arkell's), 40 Years (Cotleigh) and Punk is Dead (Brewster's).

The JD is a reference to JD Hogg from the TV programme, The Dukes of Hazzard, where the JD in JD Wetherspoon came from.

The overseas beers are Short Fuse (Ballistic Beer Co, Australia), Minagof Juicy IPA (Ishii Brewing Co, Guam) Terzo Tempo (Birrificio Argo, Italy), Nut Brown (Alesmith Brewing Company, USA) and Challenger English IPA (Mash Brewing Co, Australia).

The pubs will also serve beers flavoured with grapefruit, cherry, as well as coffee.

The beers will be priced at £1.99 a pint.

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.

The Linford Arms manager, Andy Johnston, said: "We will be serving a superb range of beers from the UK and overseas.

"It is a great opportunity for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy an excellent selection of beers, including many that have been brewed specially for the festival."

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

The pubs will have a limited edition 40th anniversary pint glass for sale for £1 on a first come first served basis.

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