London brewer Fourpure has launched a range of beers in collaboration with six breweries across six different continents – and is touring the country's pubs and taprooms to show them off.
The partner breweries include South Africa, Japan, Australia, Belgium, USA, and Brazil.
The project was conceived in late 2017 with brewing beginning in May before a roadshow of events taking the series to people in 21 cities across the UK throughout this month.
Each beer will be released in a limited edition 500ml can and 30 litre keg, with a small run of mixed six-packs available as well as individual cans.
The details of the beers are:
Asia - Kyoto Brewing Co: Temple Satsuma & Seaweed Gose
A 4.0 per cent ABV dry sour beer brewed with Konbu seaweed, Satsuma peel, flaked rice and sea salt. Temple is very light with prominent salt, citrus character and subtle umami.
Africa - Devil's Peak Brewing Co: Coastline Gooseberry and Vanilla Dry-Hopped Sour
A 6.0 per cent ABV beer with gooseberry, lactose and fresh vanilla pods create a beer that is lightly sour with sweet notes from the vanilla, fruity tartness from the gooseberry, and hoppy notes from Citra hop.
South America - Sunset Brew: Nightfall Coconut and Chocolate Imperial Stout
A 9.0 per cent ABV beer with roasted coca nibs and coconut.
Europe - Brassiere De La Senne: Homage Dry Hopped Farmhouse Saison
A 5.5 per cent beer with spicy and earthy hops, dry hopped with Hallertau Blanc from Germany providing passion fruit and grape flavours.
Australia - Two Birds Brewing: Nugget Session Pale Ale
A 4.2 per cent ABV beer using all Australian hops including Ella, Vic Secret, Galaxy and Cascade to create a clean, refreshing, sessionable pale ale.
North America - Bear Republic Brewing Co: Nor Cal IPA
A 6.5 per cent American IPA which represents a favourite style for Fourpure.
The Fourpure 'tour' is below:
The collaboration follows Fourpure winning the Society of Independent Brewer's 2017 Most Innovative Brewery and Brewery Business category.
A core objective of the campaign is to show how provenance, innovation and storytelling can inform the beer drinker today.
Co-founder of Fourpure, Daniel Lowe, said: "Over the last few decades, brewing has changed significantly across the globe. It's an industry that transcends language or geography, that brings people together professionally and socially and increasingly it's an industry that loves to share, teach and collaborate.
"The continental collaboration series of beers will explore the unique stories born from history, heritage and a sense of adventure that has led to innovation in brewing, spanning every major continent on Earth."