Guinness has extended their Brewers Project range, with the introduction of Guinness Rye Pale Ale.

This is the fifth beer to be developed at the Open Gate Brewery, home of the Guinness Brewers Project, and follows the 2015 launches of Guinness Dublin Porter and Guinness West Indies Porter.

Available in the off-trade from September, Guinness Rye Pale Ale is set to bring stouts distinct character to the world of pale ale. The 5% ABV pale ale will be available in 500ml bottles across the UK this month, with a recommended retail price of £1.99.

Peter Simpson, lead brewer for the Open Gate Brewery, commented: “In December a few of us at The Open Gate Brewery got together and made a rye pale ale as Christmas gift for our friends and families. Everyone liked it so much we put it on tap at our Open Gate Brewery bar where it’s been getting rave reviews. Now, we’re moving production to the big brew house and sharing it with everyone.”

Nick Curtis-Davis, head of Guinness Innovation for Europe, added: “With premium bottles ale booming, we’re looking forward to introducing a delicious new beer into the sector with the launch of Guinness Rye Pale Ale. We see this as a great opportunity to further open up the category to new consumers.”