03:23AM, Wednesday 20 March 2013
A bottled bitter brewed with malted barley from the Queen's land is now being sold at the farm shop on Her Majesty's Windsor estate.
Windsor Farm Shop in Datchet Road has launched its Coronation Best Bitter to mark the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation in June.
The tipple was brewed at Windsor & Eton Brewery on the Vansittart Estate using malted barley grown by Royal Farms farmer Mark Osman.
The brew is amber coloured and 4.2 per cent in strength. A few cases have already been sent up to Windsor Castle for the royal family to try out.
Farm shop manager Martin Gorsuch said: "Our business is about local provenance and you can’t get better provenance than our Coronation Best Bitter."
He added: "It's being brewed here in Windsor from barley grown over the wall on the Royal Farms."
Windsor & Eton Brewery director Will Calvert said he was contacted by Royal Farms to brew a bitter to mark the occasion.
He said he was 'proud' to work on cultivating the 'special beer' which is available exclusively at the farm shop.
Will said: "Mark has grown some top quality spring barley, which has been floor-malted by traditional techniques to make excellent malt for classic English bitter."
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