Fans of the royal family now have the perfect beer to celebrate Meghan Markle's and Prince Harry's vows this May. The Windsor & Eton Brewery, located five minutes away from St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, where the couple will get married, has created their own beer for the special occasion, called the Windsor Knot.
The brewery previously created special edition beers for Kate and Prince William's wedding back in 2011, and that was also called the Windsor Knot. Not to miss a royal milestone, they even crafted beers in honour of William and Kate's children, called the Royal Cot and the Royal Tot.
The special beer for Meghan and Prince Harry's big day includes both American and British hops as well as champagne yeast. "It gives a nice story about Harry and Meghan's backgrounds," Willie Calvert, co-owner of the Windsor & Eton Brewery, told People. "We're using some nice, fruity hops from Yamika in Washington State, and some English hops, which are more subtly flavoured. English hops tend to be more of a grassy, textured flavour - a bit more like hay - whereas New World hops have more sunlight and are more strongly flavoured."
The English hops that they used is called Invitica, "in recognition of Prince Harry's role in creating the Invictus Games," said co-founder Paddy Johnson to Bar Magazine. The beer will be available in both 330ml bottles at 4.5% ABV and in cask at 4% ABV, according to their official website.
In regard to the design, the brewery's official website mentions, "The design on the bottle and pumpclip features a tie made out of the Union Jack and the Star & Stripes, and also has two interlocking male and female symbols. ... We chose the interlocking symbols to reflect the strength and support they give each other."
Fans of the royal couple can purchase the beer at Windsor Farms starting on March 28. The beer will also be available in participating pubs in both London and Windsor closer to the wedding.
Those interested will have plenty of time to make it to their local pub on the weekend of Meghan and Harry's wedding. According to the BBC, pubs and bars in England and Wales can stay open later, without putting in a special request, in honour of the royal wedding.
"The royal wedding is a chance for communities across the country to join together and celebrate this momentous and happy occasion for our royal family and for our nation," Home Secretary Amber Rudd said. "As shown by the support for the proposal to extend licensing hours, it's clear that the public back the idea of having more time to raise a glass to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on a day of national celebration."
Pub crawlers aren't the only ones who are going to have a chance to taste the beer. The brewery is also hoping to send some over to Harry and Meghan, so they can try it for themselves.
"We're going to send a sample to them, but it takes a little bit of organising," Calvert told People. "We did the same for William and Kate and some of it got through to them, some of it didn't!"
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