The Queen now has her own beer... kinda
Introducing the Sandringham Best Bitter and the Sandringham Golden IPA
Everyone knows Queen Elizabeth II loves gin and Dubonnet (aperitif wine), as confirmed by her former chef Darren McGrady, but she's also into beer and you can now buy royal family-approved ales. Amazing.
The Sandringham Best Bitter and the Sandringham Golden IPA are available from the Sandringham Estate gift shop at her Majesty's country home in Norfolk and both are indeed produced in Norfolk, brewed by Barsham Brewery, using "organic laureate spring barley harvested from the Royal estate, and crystal clear water drawn from a nearby bore hole".
Bottled at 4.3% ABV and 5% ABV respectively, the best bitter and the golden IPA are available in 500 ml bottles, priced at £3.99. The bottles are also visually appealing, with drawings of a rabbit (best bitter) and a pheasant (golden IPA) because, as it reads on the bottle description "the Sandringham Estate is a wildlife haven for Pheasants, Hares, Owls and many other species thrive in the wood and farmland habitats".