While commoner couples might create their own signature cocktail for their guests to enjoy at their wedding reception, royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle already have a new line of beer created in their honor. Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot is a new ale dreamt up by Windsor & Eton Brewery, which is situated conveniently close to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the location of the upcoming royal nuptials.
“It gives a nice story about Harry & Meghan’s backgrounds,” Willie Calvert, who co-owns the brewery behind the new beer, told People. “We’re using some nice, fruity hops from Yamika in Washington State and some English hops, which are more subtly flavored. English hops tend to be more of a grassy, textured flavor—a bit more like hay—whereas New World hops have more sunlight and are more strongly flavored.”
The festive drink will be sold in London and Windsor pubs by the end of the month, where those excited about the royal wedding will be able to toast to the bride and groom with a bottle inspired by their international love. The beer’s label highlights both the Union Jack, the national flag of the U.K., for Prince Harry and the United States’s flag for American TV star Markle, with both flags coming together in a Windsor knot—because everyone loves wordplay.
And the beer’s nod to the big day goes beyond its decorative touches. Though beer might not be the first drink you think of when you think of weddings, this batch has been brewed with a more traditional wedding beverage: champagne. Or, at least, champagne yeast, as the brewery's Instagram explains.
While there’s no guarantee the pair will share their namesake ale to celebrate their wedding, Calvert will be sending some samples as an early wedding present, just like the company did back in 2011 for the last big royal wedding.