WinterCoat has been pleased as punch to export a few of its beers in kegs (never filtered or pasteurized!) and as real ale in casks to the US since December 2006. By fall 2008, a couple of WinterCoat beers will also be available in the US in bottles.
Feedback from US customers has been overwhelmingly positive. Here are a few of the many positive comments we've gotten:
Wow. You guys are great. Can't wait to taste more of your excellent beer in America. Double Hop is really something.. (tasted at The Waterfront Alehouse in Manhattan, NY)
Just had to let you know that I had your IPA the other day at the Hopcat in Grand Rapids, MI. It is one of the best beers that I have ever had...
I had your Cockney Imperial Stout on cask at the Maproom in Chicago and I found it to be one of the best beers I've ever tasted...great job on your brewing a super beer.
I missed tasting the Double Hop at Bulldogs in Minneapolis ... however the bartender said it went quickly and one of their servers said it was “awesome” and the best he’d tried. Keep it coming this way.
To find out where WinterCoat is available near you, contact our importer, B.United Inernational Inc., by clicking here.
In December 2006 WinterCoat brewed and tapped 16 casks each of Yellow Jacket and Double Hop for a US import company specialising in craft beer and spirits from around the world. That's not even one cask per state, but, hey, it's a start! The beer was sold to specialty pubs across the US. The first WinterCoat beer in the US was put on tap in late January, and most of it is due to go on tap in pubs within the month of February. On a recent trip to the US, we were delighted to be able to visit 3 of the pubs which had bought our beer, and it was great to see people so knowledgeable about cask ales in the US. Such people are few and far between in Denmark (we can count them on the digits of one hand). So far, feedback has been very positive, which tickles us pink! We hope that more people both in the US and in Denmark will learn the joys of cask-conditoned real ale. If you happen to be one of the lucky few who taste WinterCoat on cask, please share your thoughts and opinions with us.