A chilli honey pale ale has been chosen as the winning recipe for Innis & Gunn’s competition to create a limited edition barrel-aged beer.

Seth Ball has been crowned the winner of the Imagine & Gunn competition after beer fans across the UK voted for his unique chilli honey pale ale concoction.

The Londoner’s flavour idea was one of nine recipes selected by the Innis & Gunn brewing team from hundreds of entries. Ball will now head to Scotland to brew the beer with master brewer, Dougal Gunn Sharp, at the Innis & Gunn Brewery.

The limited edition beer will be on sale across the UK next summer.

Ball said: “I am really excited to see my chilli honey pale ale be brewed and see it enjoyed across the nation. I am a big fan of beer and love trying new flavours so it is a real dream come true to be able to make my very own flavour combination with Innis & Gunn.”

Sharp at Innis & Gunn, said: “We have never stopped innovating with beer and it is great to be able to share this passion with fellow beer fans through Imagine & Gunn. The flavour possibilities with beer are endless and we saw hundreds of fresh ideas shared with us. We were really impressed by Seth’s pale ale style beer with honey notes for sweetness and a kick of chilli at the end.”

Innis & Gunn’s Imagine & Gunn competition was originally launched in Sweden in 2016 with Mika’s Choice, a Bourbon Barrel-Aged Jalapeno Stout crowned as the top beer idea. The beer is now on sale across Sweden and in the UK via the brewer’s website. More recently Don Guimond came out on top in the Canadian competition, with his idea of a Black IPA with Coconut and Rhubarb.