Spendrups Bryggeri is to launch a new, flavoured mineral water this week. The Swedish brewer announced earlier this week that it will introduce Loka branded mineral water with a blackberry flavour.

The new flavour will be lightly carbonated and will be available in 0.5 litre and 1.5 litre bottles.
Loka mineral water is already available in cranberry and lemon flavours. The water for all three drinks is sourced from the Loka spring in the Bergslagen region in central Sweden.

Last month, Spendrups warned that it may have to close one of two breweries in the country, as sales fell considerably in the first two months of this year. The high beer and alcohol taxes in Sweden have hit the industry hard, as cross-border alcohol trade resulted in every third strong beer in the country having been illegally imported.