A British beer to commemorate the upcoming nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will include a bit of the Yakima Valley.
Harry & Meghan’s Windsor Knot — a pale ale made by Windsor & Eton Brewery in Windsor, England — includes Simcoe hops grown by Perrault Farms in Toppenish.
YCH Hops, the grower-owned hop supplier, announced the Yakima connection to the royal wedding in a news release Thursday.
The Simcoe hop, which was introduced in 2000, is a popular hop in the craft and home brew industries.
The ale is named in reference to the May 19 wedding and to the House of Windsor, the formal name of the British royal family.
According to YCH Hops, the Simcoe hops are the only American hop variety featured in the beer and were selected to reflect Markle’s American roots — she grew up in Los Angeles.
Those who want to try the wedding brew can make pre-orders by emailing the brewery at firstname.lastname@example.org. YCH Hops will be hosting an event on May 18 to celebrate the region’s contribution to the beer.