Northern Monk team up with Mash Gang to brew sour gummy worm craft beer, The Manc

Northern Monk team up with Mash Gang to brew sour gummy worm craft beer

The innovative new brew Gary’s Fizzy Army is a combined effort with Mash Gang and local artist LeiMai LeMaow.

In one of the most intriguing alcoholic innovations of 2021 so far, a northern brewery has come up with a recipe for a craft beer that tastes just like sour gummy worms.

Northern Monk has teamed up with low-ABV connoisseurs Mash Gang to create a 2.4% Berliner Weisse that mimics the ‘mouth-puckering zing’ of sweet shop treats – titling their concoction Gary’s Fizzy Army.

Packed with 2,000 kg of pineapple, passionfruit, blueberry and sour cherry, the beer is being tipped to cause quite the commotion – with Northern Monk even going so far as to call it one of their favourite beers yet.

Available in 440ml tins, Gary’s Fizzy Army also sports an eye-catching label designed by Manchester-based artist LeiMai LeMaow – who is working with Northern Monk on a series of character-themed beers.


Fizzy Army represents the third addition to the series – following in the footsteps of Astro Gary (an astrobelt sour IPA) and Micki Pop (a cherry cola IPA). ⠀

Describing the beer, the brewery said it was a “mash up of different fruits [that] captures the lucky dip of flavours you get with a bag of fizzy sweets.”

Cans are priced at £3.95 and are available online via the Northern Monk shop.

Northern Monk has been adding experimental additions to their range in recent weeks – including CBD beer Green Heathen; Brazilian chocolate stout OFS036; and a Prawn Cocktail Gose inspired by Seabrooks crisps.

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