Liberation Group’s English Pale Ale (EPA) will be taking a place among some of the finest craft beers in the world next month, as part of the JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival.
JD Wetherspoon, which is one of the UK’s best known and largest pub chains, invited Liberation Group to showcase its EPA as one of 50 specially brewed ales for the Festival.
Adding to the range of beers from regional brewers across the UK will be ten visiting craft brewers from the USA giving the Festival, which is being billed as the ‘United States meets the United Kingdom’, a truly international flavour. In its latest newsletter JD Wetherspoon refers to Liberation EPA as ‘extremely popular and exclusive to the Festival in mainland Britain.’
All of the beers featured in the Festival are being brewed exclusively in the UK for JD Wetherspoon. Liberation Brewery, which produces Liberation EPA, will be sending nearly 800 casks of the ale to the Festival – that’s equivalent to 57,000 pints – putting Jersey firmly on the international map at one of the biggest and most popular events for beer aficionados to be held across the UK.
Paul Hurley, Head Brewer at Liberation Brewery at Longueville in St. Saviour said: ‘We have an excellent relationship with JD Wetherspoon and have previously exported our beers to be sold as guest ales in selected pubs. To be invited to take part in their Autumn Festival is a tremendous honour, and acknowledgement that our EPA is among the finest craft ales.’
In its tasting notes JD Wetherspoon describes Liberation EPA as a ‘new tawny beer with a light maltiness derived from Maris Otter and coloured malts, well balanced by the floral aroma and crisp taste.’
The JD Wetherspoon Real Ale Festival takes place throughout the company’s pubs from 16th to 31st October. Customers will be invited to vote for their favourite ales of the Festival through the JD Wetherspoon website, www.wetherspoon.co.uk.