Wetherspoon’s spring real-ale event makes a welcome return for 2022, with a selection of 25 fantastic festival beers.
The 12-day festival is taking place at all Wetherspoon pubs from Wednesday 30 March until Sunday 10 April, inclusive.
The festival’s beers will feature 19 which are brand new to Wetherspoon, having never before featured nationally in our pubs. In addition, 18 of the festival’s ales
are new or occasional brews which have been produced again especially for this event.
Among the festival collection are vegan and vegetarian, as well as gluten-free, beers, together with ales from three international brewers.
All three international brewers have featured at past events and are among the most popular festival visitors.
This will be the third occasion for which Young Henrys Real Ale (4.0% ABV) has been brewed for our bi-annual event and the fourth time that Young Henrys has featured, while the ale Terrapin Jazz (5.5% ABV) is new to Wetherspoon, although this is Terrapin’s fourth festival brew.
In our autumn 2016 real-ale festival, Birrificio Foglie d’Erba Hot Night at the Village (5.0% ABV) was voted ‘beer of the festival’. This supremely popular ale makes up the trio of international brews this time around.
There are two speciality beers among the 25 festival ales:
Daleside Morocco Ale (5.5% ABV) is brewed with spices, while Mauldons Cherry Porter (4.8% ABV) is produced using cherries and is also a gluten-free ale.
Others to look out for are Jersey-based Liberation’s The Jester (4.8% ABV), a new beer from a very popular festival brewer, as well as the vegan-friendly stout
Dragonhead (4.0% ABV) from Orkney Brewery.
Also definitely among those beers to check out are Otter Brewery’s Hawthorn (4.0% ABV), Oakham Triple Beam (5.0% ABV) and Nine Tenths Below (5.9% ABV) – the strongest festival ale, from Titanic Brewery. All of the festival ales will be available to order via the Wetherspoon app, as well as at the bar.
Our special third-of-a-pint glasses will again be available, helping you to sample many of the fantastic festival ales – with three for the price of a festival pint.
Don’t miss this spectacular and eagerly anticipated spring showcase at the world’s biggest real-ale festival – across Wetherspoon’s pubs.
Download the tasting notes here