bankers don't have much to smile about at the moment, but Gloucestershire's Wickwar Brewing Company is hoping its new ale will help turn frowns upside down.
The award-winning brewery has unveiled Bankers Draft - calling it the UK's first
"credit -crunch beer ".
Mike Flavin, operations director with the Wickwar Brewing Company, said: "Everyone needs cheering up in these difficult times, so we've launched a totally reliable, full-bodied ale that will help raise a smile in the face of the credit crunch.
"Not only is the name of the ale topical, but like an old-fashioned bankers' draft, it's guaranteed to give 100% satisfaction."
Money from sales of the beer will be donated to the Wooden Spoon charity, which helps underprivileged and physically and mentally disadvantaged children throughout the UK.