English Brewery Crafts Royal Beer for Royal Wedding

And they'll be shipping it, too.

By Ethan L. Johns
March 16, 2018

Image: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images

Giving gifts to British royalty is all the rage. Yet, after seeing five-tiered cakes of Welsh cheese and $35,000 bottles of salad dressing, one begins to wonder whether these givers are doing it more for themselves than for their crown couple.

Does it matter? Nope! So here’s another extra-special gift, this time made with love by the Windsor & Eton Brewery in Windsor, England.

“Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot” Pale Ale was made especially for the royal wedding between Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, which will take place on May 19th at Windsor Castle—a mere half-mile away from the brewery.

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The beer logo features both the British Union Jack and the American Stars and Stripes, representing the royal union between two old allies. In honor of the couple’s first-ever public appearance at last year’s Invictus Games—of which Prince Harry is a benefactor—the beer will be brewed with British Invicta hops, as well as other hops from America’s West Coast, homeland of Meghan Markle. The barley is grown in Windsor, and the brewery will use Champagne yeast for a celebratory touch.

According to owner Willie Calvert, the beer that the Windsor & Eton Brewery made for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding had a hard time getting through. He told People that they would hope for the best once again, this time for Harry and Meghan.

Of course, the proof is in the pudding, and you might actually get to taste the Royal Wedding Pale Ale if you’re so inclined. The beer will be released in the brewery’s Royal Farm Shop beginning March 28th for those who are local, and they’ll also be shipping the stuff in cask and bottle form. To inquire, just give them a call, or fill out the Google Form on their product page.

Finally, a wedding gift that they can use!

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns