19 days of beer!

AN ARBROATH pub is gearing up to host an epic beerfest next week, featuring specially imported American beer.

The Corn Exchange in Market Place will kickstart their festival on Wednesday, October 5, for a whopping 19 days, finishing on Sunday, October 23.

The five American beers are being brewed in the UK by their respective brewers to their individual recipes.

They are; Kalamazoo Black Silk (Bells, Michigan), Sandiago Session IPA (Stone, California), Cascadian Dark Ale (Bend, Oregon), Yakima Sun (Fat Head, Ohio) and Ninety Shilling (Odells, Colorado).

In addition the pub will serve beers from across the UK, including The Governor (J.W. Lees), Ginger Beard (Wychwood), Horse Rustler (White Horse), Old Crafty Hen (Morland), Pudding Porter (Tring), Vapour Trail (Salopian) and Brother Rabbit (Thornbridge).

The UK beers include those brewed for the first time exclusively for the festival, speciality beers with interesting ingredients (including fruit, spices, honey) and beers no longer brewed, but resurrected for the festival.

All the beers will be priced at £1.85 a pint and tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub.

Customers will be able to sample any three of the beers in special third-of-a-pint glasses for the price of a pint.

Pub manager Ian Alexander said: “The festival will give people the opportunity to enjoy a superb selection of American beers not usually available in the UK, as well as wonderful beers brewed closer to home.

“The festival promises to be great fun and I am certain that customers at The Corn Exchange will enjoy themselves.”