BLACK Country beer buffs are in for an international extravaganza of ales at pubs around the region.

Brews from the UK as well as Australia, USA, South Africa, Sweden and Spain will be available at pubs in the area during the latest JD Wetherspoon beer festival.

The festival,which will run from Wednesday October 11 to Sunday October 22, features up to 25 beers, att priced at no more than £2.19 a pint.

The Full Moon in High Street, Dudley, The Abraham Darby at the Merryhill Centre, The Clifton in Bull Ring, Sedgley and The Waterfront Inn in Level Street, Brierley Hill will be taking part.

Staf at The Moon Under Water in High Street, Cradley Heath, The Britannia in Halesowen Street, Rowley Regis and The William Shenstone in Queensway, Halesowen are also going to be pulling exotic ales including beers flavoured with pink grapefruit, coffee, chocolate, tobacco and toffee.

Overseas beers featured during the festival include: St Eriks Midnight Sun (St Eriks Brewery, Sweden), Young Henrys Newtowner (Young Henrys Brewery, Australia), Arcadia Autumn Wheat (Arcadia Ales, USA), Cerveza Fort Oatmeal Porter (Cerveza Fort Brewery, Spain) and Zululand Pale Ale (Zululand Brewery, South Africa).