LOVERS of Monty Python will be able to raise a glass of special ale in honour of the comedy group's 50th anniversary.

Black Sheep Brewery has unveiled ‘something completely different’ – specialist cask ale ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’.

And, as this is a very special occasion, the brewery is also re-releasing ‘Brian’, the beer named after the 1979 film, for two months to ensure that, along with its year-round hit, ‘Monty Python’s Holy Grail’, all three cask beers will be available in pubs this autumn.

Rob Theakston, managing director at the Brewery, said: “We’re very proud of our long and exclusive relationship with the Pythons and having all three of the beers we developed with them available together for the first time is a great way to mark this momentous occasion.”

His brother Rob added: “Discussing classic comedy sketches and catchphrases are a staple of pub conversations and they’ll be dominated this autumn by the sound of the lumberjack song, ‘nudge, nudge, wink, wink’ and of course, ‘he’s not the Messiah, he’s a very naughty boy’!

"Together with our commemorative quiz, the pub will be the place to celebrate all things Monty Python.”

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