Harveys Royal Nuptial Ale

Formerly brewed at Harveys
Lewes, England
6% English Strong Ale | 9 Ratings | Special Release |
Harvey’s of Lewes, the Sussex brewers, are about to brew their celebratory ale for the forthcoming royal wedding and it will truly be a taste of Sussex. The recipe will comprise malting barley, grown on the Duke of Norfolk’s estate in Arundel ; hops from Bodiam, Burwash, Robertsbridge and Wadhurst ; and honey from Hassocks. ’Royal Nuptial Ale’ is described as ’an ale for honeymooners - and all romantics - wherever they may be’. The inspiration for the beer came from Shakespeare’s ’A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Head Brewer, Miles Jenner, explained " The play is set amidst royal wedding celebrations and highlights the eternal hope of romance ; Shakespeare was born on 23rd April, St. George’s Day, and his birthday celebrations precede the royal wedding by a few days. It all seemed a very natural combination." The beer will be bottled and available in mid April. A limited supply may also be available on draught.

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Aroma is one of beer's most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam.

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