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Top 5 American Ales: Your Next Favourite Beer

26/11/2020

Wondering which beer style to try now? Try American Ales. Here are the top 5 American Ales for your next favourite bottle of beer.

After water, beer is something that you can drink on any occasion, without worrying much about food pairing. You will find almost every beer style in the local stores around you. While there are too many styles to choose from, we would recommend going for American Ales this time. This medium-bodied beer is characterized by floral, fruity, and piney flavours, and filled with American hops. This is one of the most food-friendly beer styles that complements light fare such as salad and chicken, as well as stands up to the variety of cheeses, seafood, and even desserts. 

So, no more wondering and wandering for beer! Here are the top 5 American Ales for the place of your next favourite bottle of beer.

  1. Truman’s Pale Ale

On our list of “Top 5 American Ales: Your Next Favourite Beer”, first is Truman’s Pale Ale. Truman’s Pale Ale is brewed with zesty hops from New Zealand at 4.1% alcohol by volume. Its biscuity malt base is perfectly balanced with fruity and aromatic flavours of lime zest. On the finish, this pale ale is crisp with a hint of grapefruit. The character and balance of the palate of this beer make it a nice food pairing beer. 

About Truman’s Beer

Truman’s Beer is one of the greatest names in British brewing. It was established in 1666, closed in 1989, and re-established in 2010. For almost 350 years, Truman’s has been a part of London’s life. They craft an eclectic range of great beer in cask, keg, and can at their new brewery in Hackney Wick. They have a 40 barrel brewery which gives them a good balance between flexibility and efficiency. All of their beers are brewed in the signature Truman’s style: to be full of flavour and easily drinkable. 

  1. Wild Card Brewery’s DDH IPA

On the second position of our list of “Top 5 American Ales: Your Next Favourite Beer” is DDH IPA by Wild Card Brewery. It won “Best Beer by Packaging” award as well as a gold medal at the 2020 London Beer Competition. It’s a juicy and dark, double hopped beer with Idaho 7, Mosaic, and Citra hops. It shows off punchy tropical fruit flavours of pineapple and mango with a zesty undertone.

About Wild Card Brewery

Wild Card Brewery was established in 2012 at the Ravenswood Industrial Estate Walthamstow. By 2017, they had two award-winning beers under Jaega who has been tweaking old recipes and coming up with new to keep up with the demand. Due to the need of a bigger brewery, they moved to Lockwood Way. Here, they have two taprooms in Walthamstow, and their beer is available in pubs, bars, restaurants and supermarkets across the UK.


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  1. La Sitgetana Craft Beer’s Best Friends

Third on our list of “Top 5 American Ales: Your Next Favourite Beer” is Best Friends by La Sitgetana Craft Beer based in Spain. This beer has won a silver medal at the 2020 London Beer Competition. Best Friends is made in a collaboration with La Sitegetana, with Amarillo and Simcoe hops. Orange in colour, Best Friends is a very bitter beer with a sweet finish where notes of nectarine and peach stand out. 

About La Sitgetana Carft Beer

La Sitgetana Brewery is just a few minutes from the centre of Sitges where we can taste their wonderfully cool beers. Here, we can also enjoy live music with their weekly concerts, monologues and other cultural activities. 

  1. Wild Card Brewery’s Pale Ale, 4.3 %

Wild Card Brewery’s Pale Ale is a luscious beer made with Citra, Ekuanot, and Cascade hops. Its perfectly balanced citrus and tropical flavours make an easy-drinking, hoppy, and refreshing pale ale. 


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About Wild Card Brewery

Wild Card Brewery was established in 2012 at the Ravenswood Industrial Estate Walthamstow. By 2017, they had two award-winning beers under Jaega who has been tweaking old recipes and coming up with new to keep up with the demand. Due to the need of a bigger brewery, they moved to Lockwood Way. Here, they have two taprooms in Walthamstow, and their beer is available in pubs, bars, restaurants and supermarkets across the UK.

  1. Bitrex California

Inspired by the California Common IPAs, Bitrex California is fermented with Lager yeasts made to work at temperatures slightly higher than normal, and abundantly hopped. The nose lets out citrus and tropical fruit aromas of Citra hops. On the background, you will find notes of bread crust given by Lager yeast. This beer is characterized by strong bitter taste with light notes of malt. The citrus fruit of hops fills the flavour. 

About Soralama Alta Birra

The Soralama Brewery is an independent craft brewery producing only raw, live, and unpasteurized beer. The quality of Soralama beers is a project that has been growing for the past twenty years. Today, they are among the top 15 breweries in Italy, with the production capacity of 4,000 hectoliters, 400,000 litres per year.