Local pub stages 12-day beer festival

12 day real ale beer festival Wednesday March 22 until
Sunday April 2, inclusive, at your local Wetherspoons

12 day real ale beer festival Wednesday March 22 until Sunday April 2, inclusive, at your local Wetherspoons

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Award-winning beers from award-winning breweries across the UK and overseas will be available at The Bourtree in Hawick during a 12-day beer festival.

The pub in Bourtree Place will be serving a range of beers from Italy, Brazil, Holland and the USA, as well as the UK, during the festival which runs from March 22 until April 2.

All beers will be priced at £1.99 a pint, or any three real ales can be sampled in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.

Overseas beers are; Back Garden (Bagby Brewing, USA), Mild the Gap (Birrificio MC-77, Italy), Flink (Brouwerij ‘T IJ, Holland), Burton Pale Ale (Bodebrown Brewery, Brazil) and Continental IPA (St Louis Brewery, USA). Each of the overseas brewers has won awards for its beer in its respective country.

The UK beers include; Salopian Lemon Dream, Mauldons Blackberry Porter (winner of SIBA East’s Champion Speciality Beer in 2016), Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted (voted CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain 2003) and Acorn Darkness.

Several unusual flavours will be present in some of the beers, including blackberries, coffee, lemon and lemongrass.

Pub manager Kristofor Mooney said: “It’s the perfect way for real ale enthusiasts to enjoy a range of excellent beers over 12 days.”