UK town hosting royal wedding celebrates with Yakima Valley hops-made beer

UK town hosting royal wedding celebrates with Yakima Valley hops-made beer

People around the world will tune in to watch the Royal Wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Saturday, and some people in the UK may celebrate by drinking a beer that has ties to Washington state.

Windsor & Eton Brewery in Windsor, England created a beer commemorating the special occasion using hops grown in Toppenish. The Simcoe hops used in the brew were grown and harvested at Perrault Farms and processed at one of YCH Hops’s facilities in the Yakima Valley.

It’s gratifying anytime a brewery selects your hops. It’s just an indicator that we are doing something right,” said Jason Perrault, CEO of Perrault Farms. “The fact that this is tied to an event like the royal wedding is just an added layer that makes it pretty neat for us.”

The beer is called Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot, and it will be distributed to pubs around Windsor – the town where the wedding is taking place.

Viewers can watch the Royal Wedding on ABC this Saturday. Coverage begins at 2 a.m. PT.