Seasonal US ales crossing the Pond

01 June, 2007

James Clay & Sons is

to sell beers from the US in

35.5cl bottles and 19.5-litre kegs.

Sales director Nigel Stevenson said: "America is now producing some of the world's most flavourful and exciting beers, and we will be offering wholesalers an increasing number of

seasonal specials .

Our next shipment includes

Anchor Summer Ale, Goose Island's delicate Kölsch-style summertime ale and Brooklyn's seasonal duo of East India Pale Ale and Pumpkin Ale.

"

The importer has added three US craft beer agencies to its portfolio - Colorado-based Flying Dog, Great Divide and Left Hand Brewing.




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