Purity Brewing Company has brought out a special limited edition brew to celebrate 150 years of Wasps Rugby.

As an official club partner of Wasps, the Warwickshire brewery is commemorating the club’s major milestone with a strong Rye IPA, aged for six months in Bourbon casks. Only 150 bottles of the beer have been exclusively produced for Wasps Rugby.

The 6.2% abv limited edition beer is available in 75cl bottles, brewed with champion malts, Maris Otter, Rye, Crystal Rye and Cara malts to create a copper orange coloured beer. It is hopped with Pilgrim, Chinook, Galaxy and Simcoe, which creates a “lingering floral bitterness”, according to the brewer.

Paul Halsey, Purity managing director, said: “All of us at Purity are extremely proud of our partnership with this fantastic rugby club so we have poured our hearts and souls into this special beer to mark 150 years of Wasps. By matching their passion on the pitch, I know we have created a real crowd pleaser, both for beer fans and rugby lovers the nation over. Here’s to another 150 years of passion and performance, to every last drop.”

Stuart Cain, commercial director for Wasps, said: “This is a brilliant gesture from our partner and gives our fans something special to drink when we are hopefully celebrating a place in the play-offs. Purity has helped us deliver a great cask ale experience at the Ricoh Arena and this just demonstrates further how they understand both rugby and what makes our fans tick.”