Horsham District brewery launches first range of canned beers
A Horsham District brewery has released its first range of canned beers.
Hepworth & Company Brewery, based in Adversane, has launched the Charger IPA (5.5% abv) and Crazy Horse APA (5% abv) in 330ml cans.
They will be Hepworth’s first range to be available nationwide; prior ranges in bottles and draughts have only been available locally or on trade.
Head brewer and managing director Andy Hepworth said: “We chose to can our two most popular craft beers as demand has increased for home delivery during the pandemic and packaging our product in this way makes it much easier to distribute nationwide.
“There is also a need for more highly hopped beers such as IPAs and APAs to be canned as well. As we have launched a couple of beers in these categories in recent years, we feel it is a natural progression to put them in cans to reach a wider audience.”
Charger is a powerful IPA with impeccable integrity, Hepworth said. It is a rich, resonant pale ale with four British hops intertwined to deliver a dense and satisfying nose. The subtle interplay of aromas is perfectly balanced on the palate.
Crazy Horse is an American style Pale Ale, brewed with American Chinook and Cascade hops to deliver a hoppy citrus flavour.
The beers are currently being canned offsite but Hepworth is aiming to increase sales with this model to be able to build their own canning facility at their brewery.
The new canned beers are available direct from www.hepworthbrewery.co.uk, Hepworth’s Brewery Shop and Amazon from early March.