Liberation Brewery has shipped 50,000 pints of its seasonal ale Rouge to take its place on the bar at the 2012 JD Wetherspoon Autumn Beer Festival.
The event, which is the world’s biggest beer festival, runs from 24th October until the 11th November and is held throughout JD Wetherspoon’s extensive network of pubs around the UK.
The Festival features 10 international ales from countries as far away as Guam and Canada, as well as 40 specially chosen ales from UK breweries of all sizes, featuring a wide range of ABVs, colours and styles.
Liberation Rouge is the only ale from the Channel Islands present and reflects the seasonal theme of the Festival. It is a 4.5% ABV refreshing autumn ale with a deep ruby colour and a slightly citric aroma, leading to a nutty, bitter flavour in what is described in the tasting notes as a unique, robust and balanced beer.
Rouge is brewed at Liberation Brewery at Longueville in St. Saviour. Brewer Pat Dean says: ‘This is the biggest showcase anywhere in the world for a beer and we’re delighted to have been asked to supply our Rouge for the thousands of Festival drinkers to enjoy.’
The beer has been shipped in nearly 700 casks ready for the start of the Festival where it will sit alongside such evocative names as Howling Wolf and Gunpowder Mild from the UK, Tutto Fa Brodo from Italy and Thirsty Beaver from Canada.
As part of the festival, JD Wetherspoon’s customers will be able to sample any three beers in third-of-a-pint glasses, for the price of a pint.