Molson has launched its low-carb, low calorie, regular strength beer in Canada. Molson Ultra hit the streets of Ontario yesterday, and will be introduced to Quebec and western Canada in January.

Ultra contains 2.5 grams of carbohydrates and 97 calories per bottle, but has an alcohol content of 4.5%. In a statement, Peter Amirault, senior vice president of business development and innovation at Molson, said: "Building on its strong brewing heritage, Molson Ultra represents a year of hard work and a commitment to get it right for beer drinkers."

Initially available in 6-bottle packs, Molson Ultra will be competitively priced with other beers in the domestic specialty category.