Stirling-based Black Wolf Brewery has launched a new limited edition Brazilian-influenced beer to coincide with the World Cup.
Futebol Lobo, which means 'football wolf' in Portuguese, is a blonde beer brewed with hints of Brazilian fruits - passion fruit and mango with citrus zest from oranges and limes - to give a crisp finish with an abv of 4.2%.
The limited edition cask beer is the first offering from Black Wolf's assistant head brewer, 23-year-old Thomas McGregor, who studied brewing and distilling at Heriot-Watt University. Futebol Lobo will be available from early June in pubs and clubs across Scotland throughout the World Cup period, including selected Belhaven, Wetherspoons and other independent outlets.
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Black Wolf has ensured that the beer will be easily identified on the bar with the design of a distinctive football motif pump clip in Brazilian colours featuring the Black Wolf head.
Andrew Richardson, director at VC2 Brands - the Stirlingshire-based company behind Black Wolf, commented: "We wanted to create a delicious, refreshing and fun beer for the World Cup that has a nod to Brazil but which really delivers on taste.
"This is a great beer to enjoy whilst enjoying the football with friends. Also ideal as a refreshing drink on hotter days, although this summer they are proving few and far between."
Black Wolf relaunched earlier this year with a new craft range of beers comprising Tundra - an elderflower-infused wheat beer, Florida Black - a stout, Big Red - a flavoursome red beer, Gold Digger - a crisp, fruity blonde beer, Rok IPA - a double hopped India Pale Ale and Coulls crisp and refreshing premium craft lager.
The new craft range is available from all major supermarkets, quality off licences and via its online store. The Brewery will also issue additional limited edition cask beers throughout the year.