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Canned IPA introduced in our beer hamper gifts

In the last 5 years you may have noticed a rising trend in canned Indian Pale Ales, with the likes of Scottish brewers such as Brewdog and Innis and Gunn leading the charge. 

Find new canned IPA in our Fathet's Day gifts range

The awakening came about because in the UK the beer choices for consumption at home were in the main, industrial lager or bottled cask ale without much in-between. 

In Britain cask ale has been preserved and protected by Camra for over 50 years, laying down strict rules about what qualified as ‘real’ ale. 

Meanwhile in the US, with no tradition of cask ale, the brewers went about things differently. Over the last 50 years they revived long-forgotten beer styles after their own fashion using American, usually west coast hops, rich with heady, intense, bitter flavours and powerful aromas of citrus and pine resins all but unknown in Britain. They called what they were making “craft beer”.

Strongly-hopped ales, are a style formulated in the early 1800s, designed to weather the sea voyage to India for colonial consumption. This style became known as IPA – India Pale Ales. 

The result of these pale ales using intensely flavoured hops like those from the American left coast has brought about this style of beer. Loved and popularised by hipsters, with clever, energetic and creative marketing and design. The style feels very contemporary and we are delighted to have sourced a range for inclusion in our beer hampers in time for father’s day 2020. 

71 Brewing Co Ltd. is an independent brewery based in Dundee, Scotland. Since 2016, they make beer that is bold but inclusive, refreshing to the last and always packed with flavour

We have introduced two of their Blueprint Series, an evolving, seasonal line-up of progressive craft beers. One appropriately called Left Coast, a punchy 5.4% - Classic American hops are married to a rich malt backbone. Deep golden in colour with flavours of citrus, pine, tropical fruit and a bold west coast bitterness to finish.

The other called Cloud Fall, At 4.5% they call you to get your head out of the clouds, and get those clouds in your mouth with their twist on the classic American Pale Ale. Pale golden in colour with a creamy head, flavours of pine, grapefruit, citrus tropical fruit and a soft mouthfeel.

We hope we can reach an audience of beer lovers we might not have satisfied before, with our lager hampers, cider gifts, stout and bottled real ale hampers.

Posted By The Taste House at 09/06/2020

Hay Hampers are passionate creators and suppliers of luxury wine and food gifts -not just at Christmas,  We have gifts for every occasion. We have a wide range of birthday gift hampers, Mother's Day , Easter or thank you gifts with delicious, gourmet food and the best wines are our specialism.  All our gifts are beautifully packaged and sent with free UK delivery including a proper gift card (we even inspire you with gift messages). We cater bulk orders and bespoke hampers for our corporate business customers sending hamper gifts to employees or clients. We are passionate about customer service and will always do whatever we can to help you. Call, email, live chat, facebook message or try our help pages for assistance.

Our mission is to make gift giving an easy pleasure with our perfectly presented premium products! We hope your recipient enjoys their hamper and have a Very "Hampery" Christmas with one of our best-selling food and wine gifts include luxury cheese board selections for him. or a chocolate hamper for her. Try something different with our authentic range of Italian hampers with Prosecco for foodies. We also love our range of craft beer & snack gifts. Our range includes gin & whisky spirit gifts. We also have a range of traditional British foods, such as Port & Stilton, or Afternoon Tea gift, and special dietary requirements gifts such as Vegan hampers so you can find the best hamper gift for you.

Here at Hay Hampers Ltd, we handle multiple allergens, before purchase please refer to the allergen information which is available on each item product page and includes any “Contains” information. If in doubt, please contact us on 01476 550420 before purchase.