United States Beverage is to add Barcelona's Estrella Damm to its line of imported beers in the US.

The Connecticut-based company said yesterday (3 May) that the addition of the pale lager brand is the beginning of a plan to expand into the high-end specialty and import beer category.

USB president and chief executive Joseph Fisch said: "We will continue to seek new imports, craft beers and specialty beverages that fit into USB's evolving portfolio."

USB has also recently secured the import rights to Barons Brewing of Australia, a craft import line from Sydney, Australia, Tona Cerveza from Nicaragua, and Tequiloco, a tequila-based RTD. The company is also conducting a nationwide expansion of the popular Black Dog Ale line.