b"C R A F T B E E R It'sTimeTO REACQUAINT OURSELVES WITH aaff_ED_COMPLOT_213x151.pdf 2 29/5/19 11:40US CRAFT BEERWith the rise and rise of UK craft beer and the new found expectancy for fresh off the line IPAs, the demand for US beer has seen a steady decline over the last few years. Rightly so, you might say? There's no escaping the fact that it takes time to get beer from the States - We are over 3,000 miles apart - and we cannot source a two day old, double dry-hopped DIPA from the East Coast (Actually, we can- but given the added cost and carbon footprint of air freighting, we'd rather leave that to the festivals).What we can guarantee from our US importers is quality and consistent quality at that. Let's not forget that UK craft has been and still is heavily influenced by our cousins from across the pond and whilst some have managed reach the heights of their peers, sometimes there's just no substitute for the original. And just a quick note on freshness. When it comes to our American imports, our specially selected importers ship and store everything cold to ensure that there is as little hop fade as possible. A fate not all UK brewed beer is afforded. COn the following pages you'll find a list of great American beers that we are incredibly excited to tell you about.MY Here are the ones we cant get enough of.CMMYCY In a state known for theme parks, CigarWhen we think of breweries that helped City Brewing has become a major attractionshape the UK craft beer scene Oskar Blues CMY for those who appreciate and seek outfrom Longmount, Colorado are certainly excellent beer. It opened with a flourish andhigh on the list when it comes to canned K spread its reach quickly, appealing to bothcraft. Back in 2002, Oskar Blues were the hardened beer geeks and brew novices withfirst brewery to introduce cans to their eyebrow-raising flavours and commitmentportfolio with the now world famous to quality. Capitalising on the Latin cultureDales Pale Ale. 16 years later and cans and tobacco-manufacturing history of Tampaare now the preferred packaging format Bay, Cigar City highlights those strengths onAnchor Brewing is, quite rightly, seenfor the majority of craft breweries due to its labels and in its beer names and recipes. as the first American craft brewery withtheir shipping, environmental and beer a rich and colourful history dating backquality benefits.to the 1890s and the California Gold Rush. Today it is a modern enterprise yet still embraces traditions including solely whole hop and all-malt recipes, open fermentation, dry hopping, krausening and bunging. A genuinely diverse brewery with lager, barley wine, porter and India Pale Ale amongst the regular brewday roster.422 INN EXPRESS - DRINKS PORTFOLIO 2019|20 - CRAFT BEER - BOTTLES"