Steve Rosenberg on the Clipper
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British brewers ship Imperial Stout to Russia

17 June 2011 Last updated at 23:12 BST

British brewers have sailed a clipper to St Petersburg, following the 200-year-old trade route to the Tsarist court.

Imperial stout used to be one of Britain's best loved exports to Russia - now a group of UK breweries are hoping to rekindle the relationship.

Moscow correspondent Steve Rosenberg joined the band of brewers on the last leg of their journey.