New US Specials: Part One

25 November 2019

Cosmic Circus

Fresh IPAs from the Midwest and East Coast of America

Enter almost any beer shop in the the UK and you'll find a plethora of IPAs in 440ml cans that have found inspiration from across the pond. Be it hazy, low bitterness IPAs from New England, the short lived fad from San Francisco that was Brut IPA and the once adored (please bring them back), piney, bitter and dank IPAs from the West.

At James Clay & Sons, we have always championed quality American beer and we continue to make it our mission to bring you some of the best breweries from across the states that have helped shape the UK beer scene today.

Our latest adventure sees us visit the states of Illinois and Wisconsin in the Midwest and Maine and Connecticut of New England to bring you four breweries at the peak of IPA production, brewing styles from East to West.

As with all of our US imports, the beer has been shipped cold and will go straight in to our cold store once it arrives with us later this week in order to prevent hop deterioration. We are also working on a few other things from the states so keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks.

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CONNECTICUT VALLEY BREWING COMPANY
(CONNECTICUT)

Connecticut Valley Brewing Company is an independently owned and operated family business. The company was founded by two Connecticut locals who had dreamt of opening a brewery for many years and have always wanted to create a place where the community could gather and enjoy each other’s company. The brewery produce an array of styles but maintain a focus on New England Style IPAs of which we are delighted to bring you three of their best.

HOP WHAMMY

7.0% New England Style Wet Hop IPA
24x47.3cl Cans


SHERWOOD
8.2% Mosaic New England Style IPA
24x47.3cl Cans


COSMIC CIRCUS
6.0% Galaxy & Citra New England Style IPA
24x47.3cl Cans

Full Connecticut Valley Brewing Availability Here

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MASONS BREWING
(MAINE)

To create the perfect beer destination in Maine, Mason's believe that you have to do your research first. Over the past several years, that is precisely what they have been doing. From Germany to Belgium to California, they have travelled the world visiting brew houses and beer festivals in hopes of bringing back the perfect formulas for their brewery. Memorable beer isn’t just about the taste; it’s about the experience, culture and history of the beer that keeps craft beer lovers coming back for more.
HIPSTER APOCALYPSE
5.7% IPA w/ Idaho 7
24x47.3cl Cans

MOSAIC HIPSTER APOCALYPSE
5.7% IPA w/ Mosaic
24x47.3cl Cans

DOUBLE HIPSTER APOCALYPSE
8.2% IPA w/ Idaho 7, Topaz & Ella
24x47.3cl Cans

LIQUID RAPTURE

8.2% DDH IPA w/ Idaho 7 & CItra
24x47.3cl Cans

CRYPSTER
4.5% Sour IPA w/ Passion Fruit
24x47.3cl Cans

Full Mason's Brewing Availability Here

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PIPEWORKS BREWING
(CHICAGO)


Pipeworks Brewery Co. was established in Chicago in 2012 by friends with a shared dream of crafting quality and creative beers. Since putting the first cap on the first bottle, the brewery has garnered accolades for its distinctive beers and original artwork thanks to a growing and enthusiastic team.

NINJA vs UNICORN
8.0% Unfiltered DIPA
24x47.3cl Cans

LIZARD KING
6.0% Mosaic Pale Ale
24x47.3cl Cans

PINEAPPLE GUPPY
4.6% Pineapple Pale Ale
24x47.3cl Cans

Full Pipeworks Availability Here

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OCTOPI BREWING
(WISCONSIN)


Octopi Brewing lay claim to being the first world-class contract brewery in the Midwest. They work with some of the best breweries in the state of Wisconsin, including Foreign Objects and Untitled Art (coming soon) but they also produce their own beers for their state of the art tap room and wider community. It's rare that Octopi Brewing's beers leave the taproom, let alone the state, but we were lucky enough to get hold of a small amount their all Citra and Mosaic house DDH IPA, Hop Rocket, in cans.

HOP ROCKET
6.5% Mosaic & Citra DDH IPA
24x35.5cl Cans

Full Octopi Brewing Availability Here