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St Austell Brewery in Cornwall has announced it is to launch a new product to quench the thirst and stifle the heat of a hot day with the perfect cool-down must-have – beer ice lollies.

The sun might seem a distant memory for UK dwellers but with warmer spring climates on the horizon, St Austell Brewery’s korev lager, Proper Job IPA and Mena Dhu stout ice lollies will be in high demand for drinkers looking for ultimate refreshment in a new format.

The beer lollies can be enjoyed frozen, or if you fancy an ice cold pint, let it melt and enjoy from a glass.

A spokesperson for St Austell Brewery, said: “To keep up with demand we needed to find an innovative way to get more of our core beers into the hands of demanding drinkers.

"We’re at capacity with our bottling, canning, kegging and cask racking, so this was an ingenious way for us to package up our award-winning beers in a different format.

Falmouth Packet: Let it melt in your glass for an ice cold pintLet it melt in your glass for an ice cold pint (Image: St Austell Brewery)

“An ice-cold pint in the sun is a wonderful thing, but we’ve created something that can quench the deepest of thirsts with these lollies – it’s literally ice-cold beer.

"We’ve invested in a state-of-the-art deep-freeze carbonator which means you can feel the fizz of the beer in each lick too.”

The new lollies will be stocked in freezers at St Austell Brewery managed houses across the South West and will be available in select retailers in time for summer.