THREE Wyre Forest pubs will be serving beers from around the world alongside UK brews during a 17-day festival.

The beers on offer at Ye Olde Crown Inn in Bridge Street, Stourport, the Penny Black in Bull Ring, Kidderminster and George Hotel in Load Street, Bewdley, have been sourced from brewers in South Africa, New Zealand, Sweden, Canada, United States, Belgium, Australia, Germany, Spain and Norway.

They will complement up to 35 beers from across the UK being served in the pubs during the festival, which runs from Friday, March 28 until Sunday, April 13 inclusive.

The festival will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a hazy wheat beer, chocolate beer, raspberry beer, lemon beer, juniper beer and a plum porter.

In addition, many of the beers are available in the pubs for the first time, having been brewed exclusively for the festival.

Tasting notes on all of the beers will be available in the pubs.