DISCERNING drinkers will have a new tipple to try after a Sudbury supermarket became one of only a handful of stores across the country to stock a locally-sourced lager.
Waitrose, in Station Road, was stacking Calvors Premium English Lager on its shelves for the first time on Monday.
The drink, which is the supermarket’s first English lager sourced from a local producer – it is made by Suffolk-based microbrewers Calvors – will only be available from six stores, including Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds.
Oliver O’Mara, Waitrose’s local and regional sourcing manager, said: “We are excited to see how well it will be received by our customers and are confident it will be an instant hit.”
The lager is described as light in colour with a smooth malty taste, which is suitable to drink on its own or with most foods, including fish and Indian dishes.
Alec Williamson, the founder of Calvors, a family run business in Coddenham Green, Ipswich, said: “Working with Waitrose is a fantastic way to build our business and introduce our lager to a wider audience.”
He added that Calvors was created in 2008 and is named after the family farm, which was originally called Calvers Farm.