Summer ale launch for M&S

Marks & Spencer has added a new seasonal beer to its bottled ale range.

M&S Cambridgeshire Summer Ale is being produced by Oakham Ales and is available from this week until the first week in September.

The beer has an abv of 4.2% and will be available in 250 southern England stores and larger branches nationally.

The retail price will be £2.19 a bottle.

Oakham has recently won regional listings with Tesco and Waitrose for some of its bottled ale brands.

Managing director Adrian Posnett said: “It will introduce new drinkers to our beers that may not have had the opportunity to try our products on draught.”