Seattle craft beers introduced to UK through Left Coast

Reubens Brews

A range of American craft beers from Reuben’s Brews in Seattle has been introduced in the UK through importer Left Coast Distribution.

The Nottingham-based company, which previously specialised in craft beers from California, is bringing in five different beers from the Washington brewer in 650ml bottles plus four on draught.

Founded only three years ago by Grace and Adam Robbings from the UK, the award-winning Reuben’s Brews has emerged as one of the West Coast’s most talked-about young breweries.

Its bottled beers in the UK are Crikey IPA, Life On Mars, Robust Porter, Pumpkin Junction and American Brown while Crikey IPA, Life on Mars, Triumvirate IPA and Hop Tropic are available in limited stock on draught in 20-litre keykegs.

Left Coast owner Nigel Garlick said: “We have always been impressed with the beers from the North West and we were keen to bring more beers from other breweries from Seattle and Washington state.

“So we went on a truly amazing brewery tour in May and came back with an armful of willing brewers who want to work with us. We are very excited to be representing such a rich and fertile brewing region of the States and bringing some truly stellar beers to the UK.”

Crikey IPA (6.8% ABV) focuses the hop profile on tropical fruit, juicy citrus and pine supported by a malt backbone.

Life on Mars (8.2% ABV) is an “out-of-this-world” Imperial Red IPA with a bright nose of citrus, tangerine and pine supported by a medium-full body and smooth caramel notes.

Robust Porter (5.9% ABV) is a roasty brew with coffee and chocolate on the nose. The roast is balanced by caramel and supported by a medium full, malty mouthfeel and a little smoke in the finish.

Pumpkin Junction (8.4% ABV) is a big, smooth and creamy stout full of chocolate, coffee, and spicy pumpkin notes.

American Brown (5.9% ABV) offers bright citrus hops and a lightly roasted aroma. Chocolate and caramel come through with a slight smokiness. It has a medium full body with a relatively dry, slightly spicy finish.

Triumvirate IPA (6% ABV), available only on draught, is a lighter-bodied IPA crafted to let the hops shine through brightly. Strong tropical fruit and citrus notes, in particular passion fruit and grapefruit, are wrapped up with a crisp refreshing finish.

Hop Tropic (6.2% ABV), also only on draught, is a light, refreshing pale ale that edges into IPA territory with a nose of passion fruit, grapefruit, guava and tangerine.

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