A YORK brewery has released a limited-edition beer celebrating the city’s Roman heritage.

Ainsty Ales has released an easy-drinking English IPA, single-hopped with the Mosaic hop, named What Did the Romans Brew For Us.

Andy Herrington, founder of the independent brewery in Acaster Malbis, said: “When we started thinking of a new beer we knew we wanted to create an English IPA using the excellent Mosaic hop, and that got us thinking about the name – what do you associate with mosaics?

"As proud Yorkshire men we thought about our heritage and the tiled floors in the Yorkshire Museum came to mind, so that made us think: just what have the Romans ever brewed for us? Certainly, something to put a smile on everyone’s face.”

It is the first signature beer brewed by Ainsty Ales’ head brewer Richard Mellen and Johnny Souch, who joined this year.

Richard said: “We wanted to make an easy-drinking take on the IPA, something fruity, yet complex with the Mosaic hop. This limited-edition is most definitely something different to try.”

This launch comes after a successful 12 months for the Brewery & Taproom, in Acaster Malbis, expanding the distribution of their award-winning ales to more pubs and bars than and developing their online offer.

What Did the Romans Brew For Us? is available to pre-order for delivery as fresh ale in a Beer in a Box or Mini-Keg online and at available at selected pubs from Monday, October 25.