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10th May 2018

Adnams helps score a winner by teaming up to brew Bicycle Kick, a new collaborative beer designed to celebrate the glorious game of football

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has joined forces with five breweries from five continents to create a limited-edition beer to celebrate a great summer of football.

The all-star team joining Adnams in this exciting collaboration is Baird (Japan), Bodebrown (Brazil), Devil’s Peak (South Africa) and Primus (Mexico). Together, these popular breweries from around the world have taken inspiration from the ‘beautiful game’ and Russia, host to this summer’s big sporting event, to create a light bodied beer, the Bicycle Kick Kolsch. An easy drinker designed to be enjoyed at any time of day, whilst supporting your favourite team.

The ingredients include the national flower of Russia, Chamomile, which is combined with honey, caramel and biscuit malt, starting the beer with a hint of sweetness. These flavours then tackle the zesty lemongrass representative of the playing turf, which ends the beer with a bitter finish.

The Bicycle Kick Kolsch pours a very light gold colour with a light haze and creamy sip. It is a beer best served cold when temperatures are rising and enjoyed with typical Summer favourites such as garden salads, BBQ grilled salmon and savoury snacks.

Fergus Fitzgerald, Head Brewer at Adnams, comments: “We are so excited to be a part of this international collaboration of beers. Football itself brings nations together to celebrate people’s love of the sport, so it is great to be adding another aspect of international enjoyment with a beer spectators from across the globe can enjoy!”

“It is a honour to be working alongside these popular breweries, and we can’t wait for people all over the world to enjoy this creation! We think this beer is a real victory”.

The Bicycle Kick Kolsch is available on general release and online at This limited edition beer will be available in a 30L Keg and 330ml can.

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About Adnams

Adnams, the brewer, distiller and retailer, is an independent values-based family business committed to a sustainable future. It has been brewing in Southwold on the Suffolk coast for over 145 years and produces a range of cask, keg and bottled beers. Adnams was the first brewer in England to build a distillery on the same site in 2010, where it creates award winning handcrafted spirits and proudly produces the ‘World’s Best Gin’, Copper House Dry Gin, and the ‘World’s Best Vodka’, Longshore Triple Malt Vodka*. Adnams beers and spirits can be found in pubs and supermarkets nationwide. The company also has an estate of pubs, hotels and a chain of stores. For further information about Adnams visit

*As voted at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2013 and 2014 respectively.

For further information contact:

Sarah Fisk, Corporate Relations Manager | 01502 727239 | 07932 035152