The National Trust owned Chedworth Roman Villa in the Cotswolds has branched out into brewing. A new ale, which must be the first new Roman beer to be brewed for centuries went on sale today in the villa’s local taberna after being successfully trialled on members of the public. The Beerus Britannicus has been developed in partnership with Cirencester brewer, Corinium Ales, using an ancient water source at Chedworth. Here’s the bit for ale aficionados. The beer is ‘a deep-bodied red ale with a light malty backbone and aromatic mosaic hops.’ At 4.8% it is believed to have an uplifting effect on the thirsty potator.