Kjøl Beer launched from Lerwick Brewery

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The Lerwick Brewery has teamed up with the University of the Highlands and Islands to develop a new beer

Kjøl, pronounced ‘chill’, has been created to celebrate the annual Bergen to Shetland yacht race which takes place from 24 to 29 June.

The event, now in its 29th year, sees around 200 competitors sail from the Norwegian city to Lerwick in up to 40 vessels.

The project is part of a wider collaboration between the organisations to create a range of beers inspired by events which attract visitors to the islands.

Lerwick Brewery manager, Rhanna Turberville, said: “Lerwick Brewery has always been passionate about its Shetland heritage which, of course, is very closely linked with Norway and this beer is designed to exemplify that closeness.

“Made with Cluster hops and Shetlandic water, Kjøl will be a bright golden lager with floral and fruit notes. We hope the beer will provide the competitors with a refreshing taste of the north after a hard day at sea and we’re looking forward to working with the Centre for Nordic Studies to create more innovative products.”

Kjøl will be on sale in Shetland during race week and across Scotland and, possibly, the rest of the UK thereafter. It will also be available through Lerwick Brewery’s online shop.

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