A few weeks back a ran a post where I criticised the new wave of old school breweries “Crafty Moves” in either opening new small brew plants and calling themselves “Craft”, or just plain jumping on the bandwagon without even bothering.
This weekend I got to taste one of the fruits of Daniel Thwaites craft brewery, their 13 Guns American IPA, I enjoyed it immensely and messaged the brewery via Twitter to say so.
They very quickly responded as below, which I like. (there’s nothing more frustrating than a twitter presence with nobody behind it)
My thoughts on the branding still stand I have to say, despite the claims made above. I hope to be proven wrong but I very much doubt that these beers even if successful, will lose their “craft’ status and be absorbed into the core Thwaites range.
That aside and point very much laboured, I have to give credit where credit is due, this beer rocks!
I’m normally a flit around the bar sort of person loving exploring a good guest list, I get bored easily with a run of the mill selections though and am often found perusing the bottle list in my local. This beer kept me quite happy all on its own for two nights running. From the first sniff off tropical fruit as it was passed across the bar I knew this was going to be good, rammed full of aroma hops and it’s just so damn tasty. Extremely dangerous though at 5.5% as it’s incredibly drinkable.
Without a doubt the best beer from Thwaites that I have ever tasted, ever..
Hats off to the brewing team behind this, keep producing beer like this and you can call yourselves what you like for me, (I’ll just stop looking).
Thwaites Craft, I Thirteen Gun Salute you!