Craft beers and ciders from New York and Boston land in UK

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Importer Euroboozer is looking to capitalise on in interest in US craft beer by launching a wide range of both American craft beers and ciders in the UK.

The first 10 to arrive are from acclaimed producers such as Harpoon in Boston and four from New York City and state: Bronx Brewery, Captain Lawrence, Butternuts and Doc’s Cider. See below for full details.

Euroboozer, a specialist importer of world beers, is partnering with American export company Crafted Exports to deliver superior-quality American craft beers. Crafted, a New York-based exporter, employs a temperature-controlled supply chain and state-of-the-art quality control to ensure the beers are consumed at peak drinkability.

Euroboozer founder Martyn Railton said: “America has some of the most unique craft beers, breweries and beer characters in the world so it’s great to be working with some of the best of them.

“Our American range has been seeing double-digit year-on-year growth and, with the trend for American food booming within the pub, restaurant, casual dining, street food and wider foodservice sectors, to use an American saying – I expect all these beers will knock it out of the park.

“With quality, freshness and consistency of paramount importance to the UK consumer, we’re proud to be bringing these US beers to the palates of UK drinkers – tasting exactly how they do in the States.”

Harpoon IPA
One of the founding fathers of the east coast American craft beer revolution, Harpoon in Boston was started in 1986 by Dan Kenary, Rich Doyle, and George Ligeti. In 1993, Harpoon pioneered IPA brewing with this New England classic. It began as a summer seasonal but is now its best-selling beer made all year round. At 5.9% ABV, it combines hops, malt and yeast so that no single ingredient dominates the drinking experience. The blend of malt provides depth in body and colour and is balanced by a pleasantly hoppy finish.

Harpoon UFO
UFO White was introduced in 2009 and since then the Harpoon brewers have been hand-grinding the spices used in the beer to insure proper consistency. It is now Harpoon’s fastest-growing beer style, with ABV of 4.8%. Light, crisp, refreshing, UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years.

Bronx Session IPA
This session IPA from the Bronx Brewery in New York City is easy-drinking yet wonderfully hoppy, with loads of tropical fruit – guava, passion fruit and ripe mango – on the nose and a refreshingly tart, red wheat malt finish to its clean, light body. It has ABV of 5%.

Bronx Rye Pale Ale
Malted and flaked rye make up nearly a quarter of the grain bill for this rye pale ale from the Bronx Brewery, offering a unique and intense spicy rye flavour and golden-orange hue. Chinook and Crystal hops lend a gentle bitterness and spicy, piney and herbal character and aroma to this rich, bold rye beer. It has ABV of 6.3%.

Captain Lawrence Freshchester Pale Ale
Scott Vaccaro founded Captain Lawrence brewery in Elmsford north of New York City after moving from California. One of the first beers brewed was a pale ale, and this version is a testament to the influences the Wild West had on his early brewing. This is an aromatic beer with notes of citrus, pine and a noticeable bitterness plus a touch of a malty backbone to help balance out flavours. Its ABV is 5.5%.

Captain Lawrence IPA
A very well balanced IPA with a lighter, softer touch, this favourite is still packed with plenty of hops, brewed using only the finest US grown hops from out West. With a robust hop aroma from the dry hopping process, this beer, at 6.5% ABV, delivers on its promise to provide a full sensory assault on your taste buds.

Butternuts Porkslap Pale Ale
Porkslap Pale Ale is brewed at Butternuts in upstate New York with two-row North American barley and English crystal malt. The beer is flavoured with crystal hop and a touch of fresh ginger to create a distinct flavour “only a porkslapper can love”. At 4.3% ABV, this beer is designed to have a good ale flavour and a crisp mild finish.

Butternuts Moo Thunder Stout
This stout beer pays tribute to the Butternuts Brewery’s former life as a dairy farm. It’s a more drinkable version of the stout breed than its traditional ancestors. Moo Thunder uses lactose sugar for body and mouthfeel – not too strong, not too viscous at 4.9% ABV. It has a malty, roasty aroma with a huge hit of chocolate and coffee plus a dry finish.

Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider
A semi-dry and wonderfully effervescent cider with a remarkably fresh apple nose from Doc’s Cider in the Hudson Valley in upstate New York. At 5% ABV, its crisp, fruit-forward taste and clean, refreshing finish have won the cider countless awards.

Doc’s Draft Dry Hopped Hard Cider
Euroboozer describes this as one of the most wonderful and unique ciders to launch in the UK. Dry-hopping with Centennial and Chinook hops creates citrus and floral notes that are not found in a traditional cider. At 5.5% ABV, it is a treat for beer lovers and cider drinkers alike.

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