ALES from Germany, Belgium, the USA and Taiwan will be among 15 available to sample as a Northwich pub holds a beer festival.

From tomorrow (March 6), Wetherspoon pub The Penny Black will be hosting a 12-day celebration of real ale, finishing on Sunday, March 17.

Among the selection on offer during the festival, which features home-grown and overseas brewers, will be beers suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

The Witton Street pub will be serving a number of beers brewed specially for the festival, with pints priced at £2.29.

Pub manager Shaun Pearce said: "The festival is a great celebration of real ale.

"It will allow us to showcase a selection of superb beers, including those from overseas, over a 12-day period, at great value-for-money prices.

"It will also give our customers the opportunity to enjoy a number of beers which have not previously been available in the pub, as well as those brewed specially for the festival."

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As well as featuring a range of different malt and hop varieties from around the world, there are also beers which include chocolate and vanilla in their ingredients.

Three third-of-a-pint tasters will also be available for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pub as part of the festival magazine (a digital version will also be available on the Wetherspoon app and website).

All ales will be available to order at the bar or via the Wetherspoon app.

The festival line-up includes: Spring Frenzy (Daleside Brewery); Grizzly Bear IPA (Shepherd Neame); Disco Macaw (Redpoint Brewing, Taiwan); Crafty Fox (Hook Norton Brewery); Bite the Bullet! (Oakham Ales); Bingo Lady (The Lost Abbey Brewing Company, USA); Chocolate Ale (Leikeim Brewery, Germany); Parts and Labour (Rooster's Brewery); Germain (Brouwerij De Bock, Belgium); Roasted Nuts (Rebellion Brewery); and Falstaff (Birrificio Gregorio, Italy).