JD Wetherspoon goes for cans of beer

By Robyn Black

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Three of the Sixpoint beers in cans will appear in 900 Wetherspoon pubs
Three of the Sixpoint beers in cans will appear in 900 Wetherspoon pubs
Cans of beer will be appearing in all 900 JD Wetherspoon pubs from next month.

The pub company has joined forces with the US Sixpoint Brewery, based in New York, to bring over three of its canned beers.

The brews, Sweet Action, The Crisp and Bengali Tiger, will be available in 355ml cans and will be served in a world beer glass.

 “We are thrilled that the beers from Sixpoint Brewery will be served exclusively in our pubs,” said Wetherspoon chief executive, John Hutson.

“We pride ourselves on offering the widest selection of drinks and looking for new drink styles for our customers to enjoy.

“Cans are the biggest growth area in the US craft industry and the three beers from Sixpoint taste and look fantastic.”

Canned comeback

Cans of beer have been making a comeback in the UK thanks to the new wave of microbrewers taking their cues from the American craft beer scene.

Cans have several advantages over glass in terms of beer packaging, including keeping out light and oxygen, which is terrible for beer quality.

They also cool faster, are safer and can be stacked to maximise fridge space.

Tasting Notes

The 5.4% ABV Sweet Action is described as a “part pale ale, part wheat, part cream ale.”

The Crisp (5.2% ABV) is as “a pilsner style lager brewed with noble hops for an indelible v crisp flavour.”

Bengali Tiger (6.4 % ABV) is said to be, “blaze- orange in colour with an abundance of citrus hop bitterness and a full pine and grapefruit bouquet in the aroma.”

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