In an announcement on Instagram, British brewery Windsor and Eton have revealed a limited edition beer created in honour of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming wedding – and it works on every level!
Our trial brew of Harry & Meghan's Windsor Knot, brewed with some Champagne yeast. This is the first brew we've made with champagne yeast so we thought we best trial it before the big day, a rehearsal if you will, we're more than happy with the outcome so we best brew some more! #webrew #windsor #eton #brewery #beer #ale #craftbeer #beerstagram #instabeer #instalike #instadrink #ctbeer #loveisbrewing #somethingbrewed #cheers #smallbusiness #smallbiz #supportcraft #supportlocal #instadaily #wealllovebeer #brewerylife #pint #royalwedding #harry #meghan #windsorknot #itv #filming #bottle
As a nod to Meghan’s American background and Harry’s British family, the brewers decided to combine both British and American hops in the brew. For a touch of celebration and class they also used Champagne yeast, calling their trial run “a rehearsal” before the big day.
The name and design of the beer is just as clever. Dubbed “Harry and Meghan’s Windsor Knot”, the label depicting a necktie with – you guessed it – a Windsor knot. Just above the name are interlocking hearts depicting the Mars and Venus symbols which the brewer says represents their “modern marriage of equals.”
“We chose the interlocking symbols to reflect the strength and support they give each other,’ explains the Windsor and Eton website. Cute!
Pubs in London and Windsor are expected to have the bottles on hand for Harry and Meghan's big day, though no word yet if it's on the menu at the reception itself.
Harry and Meghan are set to tie the (Windsor) knot on May 19th at St George's Chapel, within the grounds of Windsor Castle.
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