Beer enthusiasts in the UK owe James Clay and Sons a debt of thanks.
They’re the canny importers who have made it possible for us to get our hands on Brooklyn Lager, Goose Island IPA, and other exciting beers we’ve banged on about in the past.
On their website, they list their top ten sellers. As of Monday 24 March, this is how the chart looked:
5.Chimay Red Cap
9.Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
Ring any bells? It’s what’s in the fridges in almost every even vaguely aspirational bar or pub in Britain.
Sure, it gets a bit boring seeing those same beers all the time, and, yes, Vedett is shite, but I’d be very glad if my local swapped its fridge full of Stella, Becks, Holsten and WKD Blue for just a few of those.