Scottish brewer and retailer Innis & Gunn have today announced two new limited-edition beers, with profits from one lager after UK beer duty being be donated to The Care Workers’ Charity

The first is a barrel-aged Rye Whiskey Cask brewed for Canada day. The second is a very special one-off 100-day matured version of its award-winning lager which is being sold to raise money for The Care Workers’ Charity, an organisation that provides crisis grants to current and former carers in need to help them pay for everything from food to funeral costs.

Innis & Gunn has created this latest entry in its ‘Atlas Series’, especially for Canada Day. The beer, which follows on from March’s sell-out ‘Islay Whisky cask’, has been matured in the finest Canadian rye whiskey barrels. The unique flavours from the oak transform the beer, creating a delicious combination of the sweet and spicy notes from the rye alongside the earthiness from the Scottish malt.

Scrubs lager beer is a one-off batch of Innis & Gunn’s award-winning lager that began maturing just before lockdown came in to affect. The result of the 100-day maturation process is a smoother and more refined version of the brewer’s popular lager.  All profits after UK beer duty will be donated to The Care Workers’ Charity with 24,000 bottles available to purchase. It is also the first-ever bottled limited-edition lager from Innis & Gunn.

Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of The Care Workers’ Charity, said: “The Care Workers’ Charity is thrilled to have been chosen by Innis & Gunn as the charity partner for their special Scrubs Lager Beer. We put care workers at the heart of what we do and it’s fantastic that Innis & Gunn want to support our vital care workers through this difficult time.”

Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer at Innis & Gunn, said: “With both of these beers we’re raising a glass to two very important things. From Tuesday we’ll release our beer to celebrate Canada’s big day, with big bold flavours to match. On Thursday we’ll raise a glass to our incredible care workers who continue to do such important work as we navigate our way through the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Unfortunately, the work that The Care Workers’ Charity does is needed now more than ever, so we’re pleased to be able to play our part in this way.”

More details on price and sale dates can be found on the Innis & Gunn online shop.