While politicians continue to battle it out over Brexit, York Brewery has been holding its own European trade negotiation in the universal language of beer.

Discussion with Swedish based importer Jorvik Estates have been ongoing for some time, but following a recent, well-received first shipment, both parties were keen to capitalise.

They hit upon the idea of an international collaboration between York and Värmdö breweries to be showcased at Sweden’s largest annual beer festival, the upcoming Stockholm Beer Festival at the end of the month.

Jeremy Duxbury, the owner of Jorvik Estates, said, “The craft beer scene in Sweden is relatively new and centred around kegged or bottled products up to this point."

After working on the finer points of the collaboration with York head brewer Nick Webster, Värmdö owners Ludvig Brydolf, Anders Bruno & Stefan Slätt travelled to York last week to get stuck in to setting the brew on its way.

Ludvig said: “It has been a true privilege to visit Yorkshire and making a collaboration beer with York brewery."