SUN Interbrew is to launch Scottish beer brand Tennent's in Russia.

A spokesman for Russia's second-largest brewer confirmed to just-drinks today (3 July) that it would roll out Tennent's into 300 outlets in the country's major cities, with half of them in Moscow.

Local reports said that SUN Interbrew was launching Tennent's due to the popularity of British and Irish-style pubs in Russia and because of a lack of British beer brand in the country. The spokesman declined to comment.

Belgian brewing giant InBev owns SUN Interbrew, which has been busy expanding its manufacturing footprint in Russia and the Ukraine in recent months.