A beer from a brewery jointly-owned by French actor Gerard Depardieu is set to arrive in the UK, thanks to independent distributor James Clay.

Bellerose Bière Blonde, a 6.5% abv ale, is brewed at the Brasserie Des Sources (Brewery of the Springs), owned by Depardieu and his actor friends Miou Miou and Renaud and Claude Berri. "We feel sure that Bellerose’s hybrid mix between the French 'Bière de Garde' style and an IPA will make it a beer lovers’ favourite...with its fresh clean aromas of citrus and lychee," said James Clay.

"French brewers are really upping their game, and this will be a great addition to our 300-strong portfolio.”

The company will target the UK on-trade with the brand.