A SCOTTISH brewery has launched a new beer to fight deforestation and climate change , with a pledge to plant 10,000 new trees.

In response to the devastating Amazon fires, Glasgow-based Drygate has joined forces with Offset.Earth, a social enterprise whose subscription service helps plant trees around the world.

Scorched Earth is “Europe’s first reforestation beer”, the firm said, with proceeds being donated to Offset.Earth.

Every bottle sold is to result in the planting of 50 trees, with the goal of planting a 10,000 tree Drygate Forest to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Drygate said: “This forest would be visible from space, as a monumental symbol of the power of craft beer to drive positive change.

“Scorched Earth is a super-limited-edition, 11.5% ABV Islay whisky barrel-aged imperial stout. The bottle features a singed map of the Amazon, with a vibrant green sapling shining through, symbolising our hope that new life will rise from the ashes.

“Each of the 200 individually numbered bottles are hand-filled, labelled and wrapped.”

A unique code on each bottle will also allow drinkers to start their own forest, with Offset.Earth planting their first 20 trees for free.

Drygate also launched the Bearface Trust charity fund, with the brewery to donate 2p from every sale of its Bearface Lager into a trust to support Offset.Earth.