Global Brands has unveiled an addition to its beer portfolio in the UK.

The company, which owns the VK Vodka Kick RTD brand, said yesterday (23 March) that Amigos, a Tequila and lime-flavoured beer, will launch in the UK in the coming weeks.

The 6% abv beer is being prepared for an "immediate launch" and has secured "major" listings already, although the company declined to detail these listings further when contacted by just-drinks.

Amigos will be targeted at the student market, Global Brands said. The company also declined to give a recommended retail price for the beer.

"The UK beer market has been evolving steadily with new and different beers entering the market consistently in recent years, providing a definite opportunity to grow our share in the market place," said Global Brands' trade marketing manager, Justin Horsman.

"As consumers' palates continue to develop, their willingness to try new and more adventurous products increases so we're confident Amigos will grow quickly in popularity and cause a stir in the market this summer."

Earlier this month, Global Brands announced a revamp of VK Vodka Kick to coincide with the brand's 10th anniversary.