The Thresher Group will be stocking bottled ale Lancaster Bomber throughout its stores after a successful trial in north-west off-licences.

The beer’s brewer, Daniel Thwaites, said the introduction of a new case size, which contains eight 500ml bottles, had been key to securing the listings.

Elsewhere in the bottled ale market, Badger Original is now available in Somerfield stores after the retailer struck a deal with westcountry brewer Hall & Woodhouse.