Carlsbergs new range is available in the UK on-trade

Carlsberg's new range is available in the UK on-trade v

Carlsberg has expanded its craft beer portfolio for the UK on-trade as demand for speciality beers grows.

The Danish brewer's 'Crafted' range, which launched last year with 29 beers, will feature 39 for 2015, the company said. New additions include the 8.5% abv Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, 4.5% abv Fuller's Frontier and the 6.2% abv Lagunitas IPA.

Crafted comprises existing beers from Carlsberg subsidiaries and third-party partners and includes lagers, bitters, pilsners, pale ales, porters and wheat beers in a mix of draught, bottled and canned offerings.

A ‘Crafted Handbook’ includes information for licensees on stocking craft beer such as glassware, beer styles and taste profiles.

Other additions to the new range include:

  • Grimbergen Blonde, 6.7% abv, in 33cl bottles and 20-litre kegs
  • Jacobsen Saaz Blonde, 7.1% abv, in 50cl bottles
  • St Austell Brewery Korev, 4.8% abv, in 30-litre kegs
  • Thornbridge Twin Peaks, 5% abv, in 50cl bottles

According to Carlsberg, year-on-year growth for craft beer in the UK is at 34%.