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Cheers! Here's to the East End's booze fest

PUBLISHED: 13:07 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 05 October 2010

BEER lovers can down pints from breweries as far away as America and Japan during a 19-day festival at two East End boozers at Bow's Matchmaker in Roman-rd and Mile End's Half Moon in Mile End-rd from today (Thurs) till April 14

BEER lovers can down pints from breweries as far away as America and Japan during a 19-day festival at two East End boozers.

Bow's Matchmaker in Roman Road and Mile End's Half Moon in Mile End Road are selling beers from overseas as well as award-winning ales, fruit and wheat ales and some brewed exclusively for the festival which starts today (March 27), running until April 14. All beers included cost £1.59 a pint.

As well as the more unusual beers will be Stone California Double IPA from the USA and Yo-Ho Tokyo Black from Japan, neither of which have previously been available in British pubs.

Poland's Namyslow Original Plum beer, the Bengian Ecaussinnes Cookie beer Germany's St Georgenbrau Keller bier are also available during the festival.

Matchmaker guv'nor Stephen Frazer says: "The festival has an international flavour and gives drinkers the chance to taste a superb selection which are not normally available in the area."

British beers on offer include Caledonian Chocolate Drop, Bateman's Spring Goddess, Wychwood Mad Hatter, Highgate Highland Whisky Ale, Harviestoun Old Engine Oil, Rooster's Boneshaker IPA, Weltons Old Cocky and Mauldon's Black Adder.

Tasting notes on all of the beers are available in the two Wetherspoon pubs.

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