Kopparberg extends UK beer range with part-lager, part-ale Höga Kusten

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Höga Kusten: a novel combination of one part ale and two parts lager
Höga Kusten: a novel combination of one part ale and two parts lager

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Swedish cider producer Kopparberg has said it will launch an innovative second beer into the UK market just a month after announcing the first.

Described as a bridge between lager and ale, Höga Kusten has an ABV of 5.3% and will be available from May in 330ml bottles.

It is brewed using an open vessel technique that results in a combination of one part ale and two parts lager.

Named after the bridge that connects southern Sweden to the north, Höga Kusten is ideal with food, Kopparberg claimed.

The latest launch follows hot on the footsteps of Fagerhult, a 4.8% ABV 330ml canned lager that is designed to be drunk straight from the can. Both beers will be available in May.

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Claimed to be the top-selling speciality beer in Sweden, Höga Kusten is brewed in Zeunerts Brewery, based in the north of the country.

The cider producer said the beer comes with a foundation of caramel, pilsner and Munich malts, and its full-bodied malty taste includes elements of apricot, Swedish molasses bread and orange peel that leads to a smooth finish.

Jodie Alliss, brand manager at Kopparberg, said: “Höga Kusten is unique for its mass appeal that will see it find fans among the ale category and allow lager consumers to discover new flavours.

“Alongside the recently launched Fagerhult, it’s exciting to see Swedish beers making their mark in the world beer scene in the UK.”

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