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Charlie Wells. The man himself!

Our original brewery opened in 1875, founded by a sailor who gave up his seafaring ways for the love of a good woman and great beer. He is the hero of our story and the reason Wells & Co. exists.

The brewery at first was small, competing with several other breweries in the town as well as publicans who brewed on their premises. As a result of hard work and a passion for quality, Charles saw his brewery grow to become a household name in the town of Bedford.

Today, we celebrate his pioneering spirit with a lovingly crafted selection of Bedford-brewed beer named after the man himself.

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    Dry Hop Lager Alc. 4.7% Vol.

    A clean, refreshing golden lager made in true continental style and dry hopped during cool fermentation to release a fresh zesty aroma. Smooth crisp & full of flavour.

    Hops: Styrian Goldings, Galaxy & Ella
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    Triple Hop IPA Alc. 5.2% Vol.

    A well-balanced IPA bursting with three hops sourced from around the world. A clean fruity aroma leads to an easy-drinking, rounded beer, backed by a gentle malt sweetness.

    Hops: Goldings, Galaxy & Simcoe
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    Late Hop Pale Ale Alc. 3.6% Vol.

    An English pale ale where malt sweetness is balanced with crisp bitterness and wonderful tropical fruit & citrus late hop notes. At 3.6% it's a session ale alternative that puts its regional history and pubs at its heart.

    Hops: Perle, Comet & Cascade