Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has initiated a transatlantic brewing collaboration as part of its new spring seasonal range.

The new partnership will see Etta’s Ale by US brewer Hogshead brewed at Rudgate Brewery in York to be exclusively served in a select number of M&B’s pubs.

The company said that Hogshead is renowned for developing a variety of cask beers with an emphasis on English ale.

Etta’s Ale is available until early June in Nicholson’s pubs, Ember Inns, Vintage Inns and Castle pubs. Other new ales in Mitchells & Butlers’ spring seasonal range include Hover Honey IPA, Serne Half Mast, Fyne Jarl and Moonstone IPA.

M&B drinks procurement manager Ben Lockwood said: “This collaboration has been 18 months in the making and we’re really excited to finally have Hogshead Etta’s Ale pouring in our pubs. The popularity and growth of Hogshead’s range of cask ales in Denver is growing and I’m sure our beer-loving guests will adopt this as a firm favourite.”

British-born Hogshead Brewery owner Stephen Kirby said: “We are confident Etta’s Ale will be a customer favourite in the Mitchells & Butlers line-up.”