Brewing giant Anheuser-Busch has unveiled Beach Bum Blonde Ale as its summer brew, part of the company's seasonal draught programme.

An American blonde ale, it is brewed using pale and caramel roasted barley malts and is hopped with imported Alsace and Hallertau hops, as well as Cascade hops from the Pacific North-West.

Brewed at A-B's brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado, Beach Bum Blonde Ale has an abv of 5.4% and is available until early September.

"Our seasonal draught beers have generated a lot of excitement among beer drinkers who are on the look-out for what's new and different on tap," said Bruce Eames, innovation manager for A-B.

Beach Bum Blonde is the fourth in the company's seasonal draught series, following Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale, Winter's Bourbon Cask Ale and Spring Heat Spiced Wheat.