Fancy a pint of some royal beer? That’s actually a phrase that local sellers around the Northfolk estate could say to tourists real soon. For those who’d rather quench their thirst with something stronger, Her Majesty is also going to be offering a new style of gin with the Buckingham Palace label.
The two announcements came in almost simultaneously. It seems, The Queen is keen to get on with it! After prince Phillip’s death, she is looking after her personal business ventures as well as her royal duties.
It’s not like the Queen is buying generic beer and slapping her brand name on it. The beer is going to be brewed using organic Laureate Spring barley grown on the Sandringham estate. According to reports, the Queen was very much involved in the process.
According to reports the Queen herself actually approved the creation of these beers. The beers are going to be marketed as Sandringham Beer. This is, of course, meant to show that all of the ingredients are locally grown. However, the name is kind of dull, considering all of the different directions that they could have taken it.
At launch, there are going to be two varieties of Sandringham beer available to the public. The first is described as a cold-filtered, traditional English “bitter” variety. This type of beer usually contains a lower alcohol level than some of the other options out there. Obviously, the variety, kind of gives away what you can expect it to taste like.
The second type of beer is known as a Golden IPA. These types of beers are usually stronger-tasting. Tourists that visit the Sandringham gift shop will be able to purchase them for $5.50 a bottle.
Buckingham Palace has actually also been producing its very own gin for a little while now. Along with the announcement that the royals are going to be brewing beer at Sandringham came the news that a new variety of gin was available from Buckingham Palace.
The Buckingham Palace Sloe Gin is apparently made from hand-selected berries also from some of the Queen’s properties. The profits from the sale of these products are meant to go towards conservation efforts for the Queen’s private art collection. UK tax payers are probably happy that the royals are making that money instead of just taking it from their pocket.
The royals are not drinking just tea all day. Darren McGrady a former royal chef turned Youtube star has mentioned what her majesty’s favorite drinks are on numerous occasions. It seems that from her own collection she’s likely to pick the gin before the beer.
McGrady has mentioned, “she likes a gin and Dubonnet. That’s her favorite drink,”. He’s also added that since he mentioned this for the first time people have come to think the Queen is drinking every day. That’s not necessarily the case!