Wetherspoons has confirmed it is introducing a large range of new drinks.
As exclusively revealed by thepublican.com last week, alcoholic ginger beer Frank's from the makers of Kopparberg cider had been put on trial by Wetherspoons.
From September 17, that product will be sold exclusively by the managed giant. While the supplier said it had yet to decide if Frank's would become an official part of its portfolio, Wetherspoons has become a platform from which companies trial products and then roll them out across the on-trade. Kopparberg was launched in this way.
Tuborg and Carlsberg will be available on draught and Lucky, a lager brewed and bottled in China, will be sold in Wetherspoons pubs for the first time.
Wetherspoons is also introducing Westons' Marcle Hill Cider on draught; the USA's best selling energy drink, Monster; Buffalo Trace Bourbon; and three new soft drinks from Hartridge's - Ginger Beer, Cloudy Lemonade and Root Beer.
Two new wines are being added - Hardys Private Bin Chardonnay and Hardys Private Bin Shiraz.
And, seemingly responding to responsible drinking concerns, Wetherspoons is stocking up on 125ml wine glasses, alongside its established 175ml and 250ml sizes.
Wetherspoons marketing and catering director Rebecca Payton said: "We are confident that our range of new drinks will enhance an already excellent choice of drinks available in Wetherspoons pubs.
"We continually strive to offer our customers the widest and most interesting choice of drinks."