'Royal' ale going down a treat
PUBLISHED: 17:59 05 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:18 20 February 2013
A glass of ale is the order of the day at West Berkshire Brewery in Yattendon
They are handling demand for their Royal Wedding Ale, and creating a cask version. The brewery is three miles from Kate Middletons family home. David Maggs, owner of WBB said: The brewery was established 15 years ago and has become part of the community, so we recognise the importance and relevance of what is a national event, but through the eyes of the locals.
The ale is a single varietal beer brewed with Goldings hops grown in old Berkshire. Its available in selected outlets and pubs across Berkshire and has its own artwork painted by Davids wife and business partner, Helen Maggs.
She explains: Given our locality, I felt that it was important to capture the areas outstanding natural beauty, while commemorating the wedding and representing the royal connection.
It was the location of the Middletons home which inspired my painting as it is situated just off The Avenue; a mile of country lane, lined with oaks reputed to have been planted to celebrate Queen Elizabeth Is visit to Bucklebury, with further additions in 1972 to mark the Queens visit.
Visit WBBs shop to collect your bottled beer (tel 01635 202968). Bottles are also available from Yattendon Village Stores.