Peterborough city centre pubs host festival with beers from around the world

Tthe Draper's Arms, Cowgate, Peterborough
Tthe Draper's Arms, Cowgate, Peterborough

Beers from China, Australia, Brazil, South Africa and the USA, as well as the UK, will be available when Peterborough city centre’s Wetherspoon’s pubs - The College Arms and The Draper’s Arms - launch a beer festival this week.

The pubs - as well as The George in Whittlesey and the Ivy Wall in Spalding - will each be serving up to 30 beers during the festival, which runs from Wednesday (27th) until April 7.

Wetherspon Beer Festival starts March 27 in Peterborough

Wetherspon Beer Festival starts March 27 in Peterborough

They will also serve three ciders from UK producers and all the beers and ciders will be priced from £1.99 to £2.29 a pint.

The festival line-up includes new, seasonal and speciality beers as well as one brewed exclusively for the festival.

There are beers flavoured with blueberries, elderberries, chocolate, orange and raspberries.

The overseas beers are; Contender EPA (Boxing Cat Brewery, China), Kol Schisel (Big Shed Brewing, Australia), Aggro Bear (Sunset Brew, Brazil), Asphalt Jungle (Bagby Brewing, USA) and Gypsy Mask Red (Darling Brew, South Africa).

The UK beers include; Bunny Hop (Purity Brewery), Moonraker (J W Lees Brewery), Choc & Orange Stout (Black Sheep Brewery), Hen in Black (Elgood’s), Old Sea Dog (Camerons), Bitter & Even More Twisted (Harviestoun) and Topaz Gold (Adnams).

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales or ciders in special third-of-a-pint glasses

for the price of a pint.

The Draper’s Arms manager, Christopher Parkes, said: “We are promising our customers a superb range of beers from overseas which have been brewed especially for the festival, together with some great beers from brewers across the UK.

“The festival will be the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent beers over 12 days.”

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in each of the pubs.