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6th May 2021

Greene King launches Pina Colada inspired beer in partnership with Tiny Rebel

Greene King, the UK’s leading managed pub company and brewer has once again partnered with Welsh Brewery Tiny Rebel to create the ‘away leg’ cask beer Birra Colada, following the success of Cosmic Pale Ale in 2020.

Birra Colada arrives ahead of summer, offering a fantastically tropical brew and was created by the exceptional craftmanship of its brewing team in Bury St Edmunds.

The name Birra Colada is inspired by the tropical, pineapple, coconut and citrus flavours of the beer and the 4.0% pale ale is hopped four times using Cascade, Mosaic and Sabro hops. The perfect pint for summer!

The exclusive cask ale, which was brewed by Greene King’s Brewing Team, led by Head Brewer Ross O’Hara in conjunction with Tiny Rebel Brewery, has been launched as a seasonal offering and will be available from May until July.


O’Hara said: “As the summer approaches we wanted to create a beer that was different but that could be enjoyed while the sun is shining.

“This tropical brew makes me think of the summer holidays and has a unique pina-colada like freshness and taste not often seen in cask ale. This is achieved by using lactose and oats to give a soft creamy mouthfeel and a whole load of Sabro and Mosaic to bring boatloads of tropical and coconut character to the beer. We love Birra Colada!


“We had a great reception to the first release of this partnership with Cosmic Pale Ale last year and I hope drinkers enjoy this collaboration just as much over the coming months.”



Notes to editors

About Greene King

  • Greene King was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. It currently employs around 40,000 people across its five divisions: Local Pubs; Destination Food Brands; Premium, Urban and Venture Brands; Pub Partners; and Brewing & Brands.
  • It operates c.2,700 pubs, restaurants and hotels across England, Wales and Scotland, of which c.1,700 are retail pubs, restaurants and hotels in the Locals, Destination and Premium, Urban and Venture divisions, and c.1,000 are tenanted and leased pubs in its Pub Partners division. Its leading retail brands and formats include Hungry Horse, Farmhouse Inns and Chef & Brewer.
  • The Brewing & Brands division covers the brewing sides of the business, with quality ale brands brewed at the Greene King brewery in Bury St Edmunds and the Belhaven Brewery in Dunbar. The industry-leading portfolio includes Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot Ale, Ice Breaker and Belhaven Best.

Press release from Greene King

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