Wells IPA

5% alc./vol., 500 ml can
Wells and Young’s Brewing Company – http://www.wellsandyoungs.co.uk/
Bedford, England

DSCF1321It’s from the heart of England, but it’s heading straight to the liver of James.  Wells seems to have hit the mark on this one, albeit a rather large and uninteresting mark.  Wells proudly gets their water from their own well.  No, the company is not named after its well, it’s named after founder Charles Wells.  (The brewery merged with Young in 2006.)  The Wells family traces its roots back to 1066 and all that, the Norman invasion, invaders who happened to settle in the village of Well, which also has a well that gave its name to the village and the family who lived there.  If you’re in the U.K. and wondering where to pick up a can of this IPA, you should know that this English beer is brewed for export to Canada.  I’m a bit insulted that they stripped out some of the character to appeal to our colonial tastes.  It seems to have worked; this is somewhat popular.  As we all know, popular equates to average.

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