Sainsbury's is stocking 15 new speciality beers following a knockout-style contest to find the UK's best independently brewed ale.

The brands, which include Wood's Shropshire Lass and Bath Ale's Golden Hare, reached the final of the competition last week.

Each of the 15 breweries will have 40,000 bottles stocked in Sainsbury's until mid-September.

The two top-selling beers will win a six-month contract in 250 stores from October.

The competition would broaden the £475m speciality beer category, said the retailer.