The West coast sea town of Bristol was a major shipping partner with the colonies due to a location more expedient for departure than London. The brewers developed a trade in beer specifically made for export to America. Recipes demanded stronger alcohol content and increased hops in order to survive the long journey and remain palatable when it arrived. Soon the colonists grew to like this clear light brown, hoppy, potent brew. Wetherburn's Tavern Bristol Ale is a hearty beer and a great choice for bold flavor, full of hops and malt alcohol.