Skinner’s Brewery is celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by creating a new ale.
‘Royal Wave’ will be available nationwide throughout May until the end of the Jubilee bank holiday. It is a hoppy and fruity golden ale with ABV 4.4%.
Skinner’s characteristic cartoon artwork on the labeling realises a play on words. As opposed to waving to her people as the name indicates, the Queen is here portrayed surfing with dignity in full regal attire on a Cornish wave. She is not alone – a trusty corgi is also in attendance on her shortboard.
Chief executive Steve Skinner said: “Royal Wave is Skinner’s original way of celebrating the Queen’s reign. The beer is a really lovely summer ale that is perfect to toast the Sovereign with. The artwork that we’ve developed for the beer is unique and brings a little Cornish humour to the celebration.”
The artwork is created by Nick Beringer and Stuart Thorn and the name of the beer was selected through an in-house competition. Pat Sargeant, a tour guide with the brewery, came up with the fitting name.