Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding beer is here, and the symbolism behind it is adorable
If you can’t get enough of all things Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, we’ve got even more juicy details for you. It was announced today, Saturday, March 10th, that a British brewery has created a limited-edition royal wedding beer in honor of the couple’s upcoming nuptials. As if we didn’t have enough reasons to be jealous of the guest list.
The beer from Windsor and Eton Brewery combines British and American hops, and we are loving the symbolism behind it. The beer’s name is also perfect: Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot. (Could this BE any cuter?) The pale ale is a new twist on what was originally brewed for the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton, according to the brewery’s website.
"It gives a nice story about Harry and Meghan's backgrounds," brewery co-owner Willie Calvert told People. "We're using some nice, fruity hops from Yamika in Washington state, and some English hops, which are more subtly flavored. English hops tend to be more of a grassy, textured flavor — a bit more like hay — whereas New World hops have more sunlight and are more strongly flavored."
We suppose beer doesn’t need to have glitter in it to be good (though it certainly doesn’t hurt).
The royal wedding beer will be available at the Royal Farm Shop, a local grocer, on March 28th.
We can’t be sure if the couple’s reception will have Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot on hand, but pubs in London and Windsor should have it available for celebrating patrons. There’s also no word of when or if the royal wedding beer will make its way to the United States. But we’re keeping our fingers crossed!
The makers behind the royal wedding beer put a lot of thought into the bottle’s design, too.
"When Harry & Meghan tie the knot, it will be very much a modern marriage of equals as well as being a celebration of their British and American nationalities," the Windsor and Eton Brewery's website reads. "Each of them have causes that they care deeply about, such as the environment, equal rights, and the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women. We chose the interlocking symbols to reflect the strength and support they give each other."
Excuse us while we happy cry.
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