The Barmy Army team up with Greene King to produce new beer for the cricket season

Members of the Barmy Army beer tasting at Greene King's Westgate Brewery in Bury St Edmunds

Members of the Barmy Army beer tasting at Greene King's Westgate Brewery in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

Suffolk-based brewer Greene King has teamed up with England Cricket supporters club the Barmy Army to launch a new beer for the summer.

The new golden ale, called Barmy Army IPA, was created in collaboration with Barmy Army members who visited the company’s main brewery on Westgate in Bury St Edmunds to develop the recipe.

The easy-drinking 3.7% ale, which has been described as featuring “tropical, citrus and spicy notes”, will be available in pubs across the country until mid-September.

English cricket fans are looking forward to a summer full of entertainment including the ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Women’s World Cup and two separate test series against the West Indies and South Africa.

Co-founder of the Barmy Army, Paul Burnham, said: “Greene King is a strong supporter of England cricket, and they make great beer - they are the perfect partner for us.”