US-based Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is launching three of its beers into the UK market at the end of June.

The brewery, which was founded in 2011 by Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh, is exporting its beers to the UK through the American Craft Beer Company.

McKay explained: “The UK has tremendous historical relevance in terms of beer culture and a dynamic and exciting craft beer scene that appeals to us.

“We are encouraged by the trend towards drinking craft beer from smaller breweries and the continued appetite for American craft beer in the UK.

The brewery’s co-founder Murtaugh, added: “Our range offers an authentic, high quality, full flavoured taste of Virginia that we believe UK drinkers will appreciate and with the UK craft beer market in the ascendancy there is plenty of scope for new kids on the block, especially those, like us, that produce excellent quality beer, brewed with local ingredients, renewable energy and a whole load of passion!

“The UK beer drinker craves discovery.  Stocking Hardywood answers consumer demand for new, different and adventurous American craft beers.”

The three Hardywood beers arriving in the UK are, Hardywood Singel, Hardywood Pils and Hardywood VIPA.

The first is a 6.2% classic Belgian style, inspired by the rich history of the Trappist brewers of western Europe.

Its Pils comes in at 5.2% and is a quintessential lager beer in its purest form, brewed in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot Law.

Finally, its Virginia India Pale Ale, or Virgindia Pale Ale, is 5.2% and is brewed with Heirloom Virginia barley that rounds out the malt bill and balances perfectly with citrusy Virginia hops.

The American Craft Beer Company Founder, Ed Firth, added: “Craft beers, and specifically US craft beers offer the most excitement to consumers and retailers.

“Hardywood Park Craft Brewery has an impressive beer pedigree and, when you weave this together with their great story, then we are sure to have a range of beers that consumers are looking for.

“We are thrilled to be working with Hardywood Park Craft Brewery and their beers are simply exceptional.”

All three beers will be available in 24 x 355ml bottles and 30litre kegs from the end of June.