Celebrations will be taking place across the country in June to mark the official 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen.
Britain’s oldest brewer Shepherd Neame will be joining in the festivities by releasing a limited edition ale, perfect to raise a glass to our marvellous monarch!
HMQ Celebration Ale is a full-bodied, traditional beer, using only the finest English ingredients. It combines Pale Ale and Crystal malts with Challenger and Goldings hops, and Bramling Cross hops are then added as a dry hop during maturation, to impart fruity, blackcurrant notes to the beer’s aroma.
Head brewer Richard Frost said:
As Britain’s oldest brewer, Shepherd Neame is delighted to celebrate the landmark occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s official 90th birthday with this special beer. Strong, reliable and full of character, we feel this is a beer befitting of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
HMQ Celebration Ale will be available on cask (4.5% ABV) during June, with a regal purple pump clip. It will also be available in a traditional amber 750ml bottle (6.5% ABV). Only 900 bottle-conditioned beers are being released, each encased within a purple presentation box.
HMQ Celebration Ale will be available on cask at selected Shepherd Neame pubs, with 750ml bottles available from the brewery's online shop once they are released.