Jubilee ale brewed for summer celebrations

A special real ale is being brewed for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

In April, Castle Rock Brewery in Nottingham will brew the Diamond Reign Jubilee ale from Maris Otter barley, yeast, hops and local water.

Head brewer, Adrian Redgrove, said: “I invite everyone to raise a glass of Diamond Reign and join us in cheering our noble monarch’s 60 years of devoted and unwavering service.”

The brewery will first produce 60 collectors’ bottles of the Diamond Reign Jubilee ale.

These first bottles will be decanted from the first brew, thus creating a limited commemorative edition of the ale – one for each year of the present Queen’s reign.

The ale will then go on general sale in pubs and supermarkets in May.

Diamond Reign will be a bitter-sweet, deep golden ale, with a floral aroma, brewed to 4.1% abv.

The brewery has a tradition in making special royal ales as they brewed Kiss Me Kate to mark the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton last year.

“In some ways, we think of ourselves as the ‘unofficial brewer for Royal occasions’,” said managing director, Colin Wilde.

“And it’s fascinating, that despite the noisy views of some, we know that the vast majority of beer lovers like an excuse for a party. Here’s to them and Her Majesty”.

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