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The blog below is a general summary of what is arriving on a weekly basis. The things we mention below will appear online fairly quickly, then get to the Leeds shop the following week, usually on the Thursday.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

What We're Drinking

Beer cans, beer cans, beer cans. We can't get enough and neither can you - we're selling more than we ever have before (if I had 50p for every time someone came into fill a box with cans for their festival weekend, etc.). At Beer Ritz, we stock cans from breweries Such as Brooklyn, Beavertown, BrewDog, Thwaites, Four Pure, Flying Dog, Sierra Nevada, and others. Despite "traditional views", cans actually offer many advantages over bottles, being more portable, completely sealed (keeping your beer fresher longer), easier to chill, and actually allow no light to enter which can be detrimental to a beer's freshness. Everyone on board?*

Today's beer can of choice comes from the Thwaites Brewery's "Crafty Dan" range, the 13 Guns American IPA. To be honest, I only bought it because it was cheap (£1.99!) but I'd say it delivers at least what the price tag suggests. Plenty of tropical fruit flavors of mango, passionfruit and grape skins come from the use of 6 different (mainly US) hops in the brew. This beer has plenty in common with other bigger US IPAs such as Flying Dog's Snake Dog or Ska Modus Hoperandi, albeit a bit more watery. However, Thwaites have certainty succeeded in making a solid reasonably-priced entry-level craft beer in a can, which is more than can be said for many upstart breweries of the totes-craft variety.

Here's to canning!

* if not, NPR ran a great story about the recent boom in beer canning which you can read about here -

Posted by Jeff

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