What We Know About Queen Elizabeth’s Beer Brand

Next time you find yourself dropping by Queen Elizabeth’s Sandringham estate in Norfolk (totally casual), don’t forget to grab a beer brewed directly from the plants on Her Majesty’s property.

As reported by People, the queen has given the greenlight to sell these one-of-a-kind beers in the Sandringham gift shop for $5.50 each. As of right now, there are two types of beer available: one is a traditional British “bitter” and the other is a Golden IPA.

People notes that the latter is the stronger beer and the gift shop describes it as “uniquely natural.” Each comes in a 500ml bottle and, per Glamour, the “Best Bitter” bottle’s label has a drawing of a rabbit while a pheasant illustration is on the bottle of the Golden IPA.

“Made in the UK for the Sandringham Estate,” the label reads (via People). “The Sandringham Estate is a wildlife haven for pheasants, hares, owls, and many other species thrive in the wood and farmland habitats.”

The beer brand may be a nod to Queen Elizabeth's late husband, Prince Philip

Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, died on April 9 at the age of 99 and Glamour speculates that the queen’s foray into the beer business may be a tribute to her husband of over 70 years.

“[Prince Philip] has been a rock for Her Majesty The Queen with unparalleled devotion, by her side for 73 years of marriage,” Prince Harry said in a statement released upon his grandfather’s death (via People). “While I could go on, I know that right now he would say to all of us, beer in hand, ‘Oh do get on with it!'”

This isn’t Queen Elizabeth’s first experience in the alcohol business. According to People, she has a “Celebration Gin,” which is also sold at the Sandringham gift shop. Like the beer, this gin is made right on the estate. A specialty gin is also sold at Buckingham Palace, and it appears this is Queen Elizabeth’s drink of choice. A former palace chef told the outlet that before lunch each day, she drinks a cocktail made from gin and Dubonnet.

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