Our Hard Hitting American Beers

Over the pond its the 4th of July, a day when the USA celebrates the signing of the declaration of independence, which 240 years ago gave birth to the United States of America. Always ones to jump on the bandwagon for a BBQ and some fireworks, we’ve put together a list of our favourite hard hitting US beers all available on our bottle shop. Also today you can get 15% off by using the code USA15. God bless America, eh?


Rogue – American Amber Ale – 5.3% ABV – £4.00 (473ml)RogueAmericanAmberAleCan

As the name suggests this is your quintessential american amber ale. Delicate roast malt flavours of toffee and caramel complemented by a generous injection of fruity hops rounded up by a smooth finish. An all round American hero. De’lish.


Evil Twin – Hop Flood – 7% ABV – £4.00 (355ml)hop-flood

Hop Flood is an American amber but more like a mix between a big IPA and a brown ale. Huge hop flavours of pine, floral aromas and a malt base that perfectly balances the bitterness. A really great mix of flavours of orange, pine, jasmine, toasted malts and biscuits making for one incredibly drinkable beer. Packed with great flavours.


Stone – Arrogant Bastard – 7.8% ABV – £6.00 (355ml)2014_BourbonABA_bottle_Web

Arrogant bastard is one of Stone’s most infamous beers and this barrel aged version is no different. Or to quote Stone ‘I have been born anew and, in the process, anointed with vibrant, inspiring, previously unexperienced character, all while maintaining everything I am and have always beer – bold, unadulterated, and yes, Arrogant’. We chose this because we quite obviously know best…


Victory – Hop Devil – 6.7% – £3.50 (355ml)Victory_Hopdevil_copy_1024x1024

The mythical HopDevil® resides in the lore of farmers. HopDevil is the real deal. Bold, spicy and menacingly delicious. He’s the product of distinctive American hops and meticulous craftsmanship. Arising from the heady wilds of our hopback and gently tamed with time, this Devil makes a great companion.


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Oskar Blues – Gubna – 10% ABV – £6.50 (355ml)gubna_hires-2_1024x1024

Each year GUBNA is reinvented with a new hop bill. Concurrent hop selection panels at both the Colorado and North Carolina breweries picked some of the season’s highest quality and most exciting hops to load up this formidable and complex Imperial IPA. It certainly has the strength to celebrate the worlds foremost super power!


Founders – Backwood Bastard – 11.6% ABV – £5 (355ml)Backwoods-Bastard-Bottle_1024x1024

It’s the second bastard on our list, this is like Game of Thrones. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate. A drink from Founders to celebrate the founding fathers, there is a certain ring to that.


Odell – Loose Leaf IPA – 4.5% ABV – £3.50 (355ml)Odell_Loose_Leaf_Bottle_WB_1024x1024

For those epic days that start with an idea, turn into a dare and end with a great story to tell. Loose Leaf is crisp and refreshing like any respectable session ale, but a bit more hop-forward and flavourful than some. It’s the perfect beer for going with the flow. Perfect for all day drinking like the 4th.


Victory – Vital IPA – 6.5% ABV – £3 (355ml)Victory_Vital_IPA_1024x1024

The IPA style can be a powerhouse of flavors and impressions. But Vital IPA is full of fresh, crisp and fruity notes driven by whole flower American hops and robust German malts. You’ll find it bright, delightfully aromatic and complex, leaving you with dry, spicy satisfaction. ‘Feed your hopsession’ is its tagline and its the perfect echo to the hoppy fore fathers of the American Pale Ale.


So, thats our American picks to help celebrate the 4th of July. A mix of strengths, tastes and flavours but all with the back bone of the stars and stripes. They are all available at our bottles hop which you can head to by clicking here and don’t forget to claim your 15% off by entering USA15 at check out, which is available for 24 hours only! USA, USA, USA!

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