Hall & Woodhouse hopes to cash in on the trend for speciality beer after adding an organic dandelion ale to its Badger range. The 4.5% abv Badger’s Dandelion premium organic ale is now available in Sainsbury's (rsp: £1.99 per 500ml bottle). It mixes flavours of dandelion, which H&W claims has been treasured for centuries for its herbal qualities.

“This rustic and organic addition will enable retailers to command a premium price, expanding choice in the fast-growing speciality beer market,” said a spokesman.