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The Queen has just launched her own beer using plants from Sandringham Estate 

A truly regal beer has just hit the market, as Queen Elizabeth launches her own beer brewed from plants grown on her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. 

Yes – Buckingham Palace has confirmed the news that Queen Elizabeth has approved a range of beer brewed using plants grown in the Sandringham Estate for sale.

“We’re thinking ahead to Fathers Day and what better way to celebrate than with one of our new Sandringham Beers. Sandringham Estate has developed an IPA and a Bitter from organic Laurette Barley grown on the wider Estate and is available to buy now from the Sandringham Shop.” Reads a tweet announcing the release.

Two varieties have been launched, according to various news reports. The first, a cold-filtered traditional English bitter, costs £3.99 per bottle according to The Times, and has 4.3% ABV. The second is a golden IPA that comes in slightly stronger at 5% ABV – produced from three different types of hops that marry to create a “subtle” but “strong” flavour.

The bottles’ labels state that the beer has been made “in the UK for the Sandringham Estate”, adding “[the] Sandringham Estate is a wildlife haven for pheasants, hares, owls and many other species thrive in the wood and farmland habitats.”

And this is not the Queen’s first foray into the alcohol industry, either. Last year, Buckingham Palace launched a  gin made with botanicals found in the palace grounds, including hawthorn berries and mulberry leaves.

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