Modus Hoperandi IPA
Durango, Colorado, USA
Having tried Ska Brewing a few times on draught in some fine London pub’s I was very keen to pick up a couple of cans by the Colorado brewery. Founded in 1995 and inspired by mod, ska and pop culture the beers are high in hops and flavour. Perfect, right?
It’s unlike me to really cover beer “news” on this blog but a few weeks ago I was invited to The Hop & Berry in Islington by Euroboozer to try out a load of American craft beer. The reason? Because world beer specialist Euroboozer has launched the biggest range of US craft beer and cider in the UK at one time.
Left Hand Brewing Company
400 Pound Monkey IPA
Left Hand Brewing Company all started when Dick Doore (really) started homebrewing after he had received a kit as a present from his brother. He said, “it was all downhill from there.” In 1993 alongside college pal Eric Wallace they founded Left Hand Brewing Company and the rest is history. In their history Left Hand Brewing Company has won multiple awards and continued to push the boundaries when it comes to craft beer.
East India Pale Ale
Brooklyn, New York, USA
I started this blog with a review of Brooklyn Lager, the beer that properly got me interested in “craft beers” and your non-standard lagers. I’ve been drinking Brooklyn’s East India Pale Ale (EIPA) for a while, most of the time during summer. Though I’ve never had it in can form until now. I’ve made a real conscious effort to drink more canned beers to see if I notice a difference recently.
Oskar Blues Brewery
Dale’s Pale Ale
Longmont, Colorado, USA
Oskar Blues Brewery are a very important pillar in craft beer. Why? Cause they were one of the first breweries to issue craft beers in cans. Founded in 1997 in a restaurant they then moved to a basement in 1999 to brew their delicious beers. It was founded by Dale Katechis (the Dale in Dale’s Pale Ale, of course) and is now one of the most well-known craft breweries in the world.