Hopcraft Statement of Intent

Brewed by Hopcraft
Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan, Wales
5.6% India Pale Ale (IPA) | 13 Ratings | 127 IBU |
Cask; Occasional.
First brewed in June 2013 (5.2%, 143 IBU). Brewed again in June 2014 to mark the breweryís first anniversary.

Itís our first birthday on Wednesday and so, to celebrate, we are going to re-brew our first ever beer, "Statement of Intent"!
Itís a kind of IPA-type thing and full of lovely US and Aussie hops although, as the first brew was a bit of a learning curve and didnít come out exactly right, this version 2.0 edition will iron out all the problems with the first one and, hopefully, result in something pretty damn special!

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