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Beers from around the world at Green Dragon Festival

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

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A Leek pub will be serving ten beers from around the world alongside beers from the UK during a 17-day festival starting this month.

The beers on offer at The Green Dragon in St Edward Street have been sourced from brewers in South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, USA, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Spain and Norway. They will complement the 35 beers from across the UK being served in the pub during the festival at the JD Wetherspoon venue.

The festival will run from Friday (March 28) until Sunday, April 13 inclusive, with all beers priced at £2.09 a pint.

The overseas beers on offer are set to include: Tea Leaf IPA Gunnamatta (Yeastie Boys, New Zealand), African Pale Ale (Standeaven, South Africa), Brown Ale (Nogne O, Norway), Siren's Song Session (Cider City, USA), Pale Ale (Driftwood, Canada), Swedish IPA (Zeunerts, Sweden), Fermin Red Ale (Mateo and Bernabe, Spain), Klosterbock (Kloster Brauerei Scheyern, Germany), Real Ale (Young Henrys, Australia) and Solange (Hildegard's, Belgium).

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The festival will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a hazy wheat beer, a chocolate beer, a raspberry beer, a lemon beer, a juniper beer and a plum porter. In addition, many of the beers are available in the pub for the first time, having been brewed exclusively for the festival. 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.

Pub manager Ben Lichfield said: "We are thrilled to be serving such a fantastic selection of beers from across the world as well as those brewed in the UK.

"The overseas beers have never previously been available as cask ales in the UK, which makes them even more special. The festival will be the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent beers from overseas brewers. It will also give them an opportunity to support brewers throughout the UK, as the pub is featuring many of their beers."

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