Historic Maltese lager released in UK in cans

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Cisk beer from Malta is to be rolled out in the UK in 330ml cans after its successful launch in bottles at the start of the year.

UK beer and wine importer Morgenrot, which distributes the historic beer in 330ml bottles, has already seen interest in the beer in cans from bars in London.

At 4.2% ABV, Cisk is a golden, well-balanced lager with a refreshing flavour profile, a rich hop aroma and pleasant bitterness. It has been brewed in Malta since 1929.

John Critchley, commercial director at Morgenrot, said they received “fantastic” feedback on the beer in cans at the company’s ProjectHOME showcase in Manchester last month. “The beer ticks all the boxes when it comes to a quality, thirst-quenching lager and the cans will enable us to target the brand at some different areas and accounts.

“We’re already seeing strong interest from some uber-cool areas of London so watch this space.”

Cisk is brewed by Malta’s leading independent brewery Simonds Farsons Cisk, known as Farsons. Its name and origin lies with the banker Marquis John Scicluna, whose decision it was to venture into brewing and who was responsible for introducing bankers’ cheques – nicknamed on the island as “ic-Cisk” – into local circulation in the late 19th century.

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