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Wetherspoon to sell craft ale in cans

A pub chain in Glasgow is tapping into the American craze for craft beer in cans.

Wetherspoon, which has nine bars in the city, has teamed up with an independent New York brewery to sell the speciality beers from its pubs throughout the country.

Sixpoint Brewery, founded in Brooklyn in 2004, produces a range of award-winning ales, and will supply "hundreds of thousands" of cans of craft beer for Wetherspoon's 900 bars.

Punters will be able to choose from the three different Sixpoint beers. Sweet Action (5.4% ABV) is a part pale ale, part wheat and part cream ale; The Crisp (5.2% ABV) is a pilsner-style lager brewed with noble hops; and the Bengali Tiger (6.4% ABV) is a punch-packing IPA-style beer.

Rather than the typical pint glass, the three beers will be sold in 355ml cans and served in a tulip-shaped world beer glass.

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