Stella Cidres slim cans are currently only available in the UK

Stella Cidre's slim cans are currently only available in the UK

Anheuser-Busch InBev is launching slimline cans for its flavoured Stella Cidre variants in the UK on-trade. The new format will initially be used for Cidre Raspberry, Cidre Peach and Cidre Elderflower.

A spokesperson told just-drinks that for now, the cans are only launching in the UK.

The cans are 33cl and the launch follows that of smaller bottles.

Emily Kraftman, senior brand manager at Stella Artois said: "With the launch of new and smaller Cidre bottle variants in Raspberry, Peach and Elderflower over the last 12 months, we have noticed the success of smaller bottle formats.

"The new sleek cans for our fruit Cidre variants tap into the ever-growing trend within the UK on-trade environment for premium canned drinks."

Kraftman said the cans chill faster than bottles.

In 2014, Heineken rolled out slim cans in the US for its flagship namesake beer.