Liverpool Organic Brewery is launching a new beer to celebrate the birth of Prince George of Cambridge — and his grandfather has been invited to take the very first sip.
Brewery bosses have invited the Prince of Wales, who famously labelled the 1854 neo-classical venue as his favourite building, to attend the festival and be the first to taste the ale brewed in his grandson’s honour.
Described as a pale, citrus ale with notes of pine and herbs, RoyAle George is made using only British hops and received its name following a competition on Liverpool Organic Brewery’s Facebook page.
Mark Hensby, managing director of Liverpool Organic Brewery, said: “The brewery was founded in the spirit of highlighting the best of British and the birth of a future King certainly fits that bill.
“We wanted to produce something to mark his arrival and thought it would be fitting to launch it at St George’s Hall, which not only shares his name but has the royal seal of approval from both Prince Charles and Queen Victoria, who described it as ‘worthy of Athens’.
“Who knows, perhaps that’s the real source of the new baby’s name and the Royal commentators have missed a trick? Either way, we have invited Charles to the beer festival and we’re keeping our fingers crossed for an RSVP.
“If not, we’ll certainly send him a few samples and, as a leading exponent of organic UK produce himself, we’re confident he will enjoy our beer.”
This blog post is no originally by Wobbly Wallet but appeared on Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk/liverpool-organic-royale-george-0913/