Royal brew is fit for a future king

Special Brew: Pilsley Primary School pupils Matthew Greaves, nine, and Isabel Stuart, five, who came up with the name and logo design for "Royally Brewtiful", the new beer brewed by Peak Ales to celebrate the Royal Wedding.
Special Brew: Pilsley Primary School pupils Matthew Greaves, nine, and Isabel Stuart, five, who came up with the name and logo design for "Royally Brewtiful", the new beer brewed by Peak Ales to celebrate the Royal Wedding.

Revellers will be able to toast the royal wedding in style after a Dales brewer concocted a brand new real ale.

And Pilsley schoolchildren took part in a competition to help come up with the name and design.

Peak Ales, based at Chatsworth, have created new beer Royally Brewtiful in honour of William and Kate tying the knot.

The name Royally Brewtiful was chosen by Pilsley primary school pupil Matthew Greaves, 9.

And fellow pupil Isabel Stewart, 5, designed the pump clip that will be seen by thousands of people in the run up to the big day.

Peak Ales spokeswoman Elly Hopkinson said: “When we decided to do a special beer we decided it would be a good idea to get the local children involved to come up with the name and design the pump clip, so we ran a competition with Pilsley primary school. “We loved the name that Matthew came up with and the picture for the pump clip that Isobel designed, we were very impressed with their efforts.

“We like to do seasonal specials and this just fitted in with the royal wedding. Everyone’s excited about the royal wedding and this is the perfect way to toast the happy couple.”

Royally Brewtiful is a refreshing, copper coloured, golden ale. The tasting notes say that the beer has a zesty aroma with various citrus hop flavours which give the beer an almost orangey taste. To balance the lingering fruity notes the beer has a crisp hoppy finish.

Elly Hopkinson added that there had been a lot of interest in the royal brew and that many pubs in the Dales would be stocking it.