Impressment was the act of taking men into the navy by force. It was used during the American War of Independence and became the subject for Barrett Browning’s first known poem, On the Cruelty of Forcement to Man.
We’ve crossed the pond to create a beer of independent thought. Chock-full of six big, bold American whole-leaf hops, we’ve created an intense flavour of tropical and citrus fruits with a slight pepperiness and dry finish. It’s all in the method – we periodically add in the hops throughout the brew to get the most out of each one. The complexity and vibrant fruitiness of Impressment is held up nicely by the bittering and the higher alcohol volume.