TWO Halton pubs will be serving beers from the USA during a 16-day festival.

The US craft beers on offer at The Premier in Albert Road, and The Ferry Boat in Church Street, Runcorn have been sourced from brewers from states including California, Georgia, Massachusetts and Oregon.

They will complement 10 beers from the UK being served in the pub during the festival.

Premier pub manager Katie Webster said: "We are thrilled to be serving such a fantastic selection of beers from the USA and the UK.

"The craft beers from the USA have never before been available in cask form in the UK, which makes them even more special.

"It will also give them an opportunity to support microbrewers throughout the UK, as the pub is featuring many of their beers."

The festival runs from Wednesday, October 16 toThursday, October 31 inclusive, with all beers priced at £1.95 a pint.

It will feature new, seasonal and speciality beers, including a pumpkin beer, a peppercorn beer, an organic beer and a coffee stout.

The US beers include Sgt Pepper (Cambridge Brewery); American Bitter Red (21st Amendment Brewery); Even Keel (Ballast Point Brewery); Cream Ale (Ninaski Brewery); Sunshine Daydream (Fat Heads Brewery); Extremely Self-Conscious Ale (Stone Brewing Co); Tree Hugger (Terrapin Brewery); Restoration Pale Ale (Abita Brewery); IPA (Harpoon Brewery) and Avatar Jasmine IPA (Elysian Brewery).

The UK beers are Pumpkin Ale (Everards); Poltergeist Porter (Caledonian); World's Biggest Liar (Jennings); Half Nelson (Thwaites); Hazelnut Brownie (Batemans); Wild Cat (Exmoor) and The Abbot's Confession (Greene King).

Customers will be able to sample any three of the real ales in special third of a pint glasses for the price of a pint.

Tasting notes on all the beers will be available in the pub.