Specialist importer Pierhead Purchasing is introducing an unusual Chilean lager to the UK.

Kross Pilsner is produced at a 40,000-litre capacity brewery near Santiago, founded by German master brewer Asbjorn Gerlach and Chilean entrepreneur Jose Tomas five years ago.

The 4.9% abv brew is being imported in 33cl bottles with an rsp of £1.25.

“Kross has an excellent chance of getting the same foothold in the UK market as Chilean wine,” claimed Michael Cook, Pierhead’s director of imported beer.