SCOTTISH craft brewer Brewdog has launched its Barnard Castle Eye Test Hazy IPA for pre-order following overwhelming support on social media.

The "short sighted beer for tall stories" came about after the company's founder, James Watt, called for the public to name the new beer on Twitter.

At the time of writing, the tweet has more than 16,000 likes and 4000 retweets.

The beer was inspired by Dominic Cummings' claim he travelled to Barnard Castle during lockdown to test his eyesight.

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The demand has been so high that the BrewDog Online shop servers briefly clashed due to the number of orders.

All profits made from the beer will go to funding its production of free sanitiser for the NHS and charities.

The 12 x 330ml pack of the Barnard Castle Eye Test Hazy IPA is available now for pre-order priced at £16.95 via the BrewDog Online Shop. The product will be available within two weeks.