By Amelia Ball
Barons Brewing master brewer Richard Adamson will represent Australia as one of four international guest brewers at the world’s biggest beer festival this month.
JDWetherspoons Beer Festival will run across 17 days throughout the 702 pubs in the JDWetherspoons chain around the UK from October 30.
Brewed especially for cask conditions, Barons Black Wattle Original Ale will be hand-pumped at the festival, along with a select brew from the three fellow international guest brewers; Firestone Walker in California, Yo-Ho Brewery in Tokyo and Mikkel in Denmark.
Up to 50 different UK domestic award-winning and festival-exclusive brews will also be served up over the 17 days.
Barons presence at the festival follows Adamson’s trip to the UK in August to kick off their first UK brew at Marston’s, the largest independent brewery in the region.
For Barons, brewing the Barons Native Range beers in the UK will support their $30-million Russian export deal. With sales reportedly doubling and exceeding demand in Russia, the Barons boys were seeking a brewing partner in closer proximity to meet the growth and increased distribution demands for this market.
Marston’s is also expected to give Barons access into the UK market.