Batemans, the ­Lincolnshire brewer, is bringing back its Summer Swallow ­seasonal ale. The 4.2% abv bottled beer, described as having a floral nose and subtle ­bitter taste, will be available exclusively through Sainsbury from the end of July.

The seasonal beer range, approved for vegetarians and vegans, includes Spring Breeze, Combined Harvest and soon-to-be-released ­Autumn Fall. Sainsbury beer buyer Neil Whelpton said: "Summer Swallow is a pop­ular addition and a credit to Batemans's seasonal repertoire. It will be our August Beer of the Month."