Dear England IPA – A Custom Beer for The National Theatre

About The Beer

Crafty Brewing have teamed up with The National Theatre to produce ‘Dear England IPA’

A classic English IPA, brewed with British Maris Otter, and German Munich Malts made with hops from across the globe. Taking inspiration from both ‘Real Ale’ and ‘Craft Beer’ it has rich malt & caramel flavours along with bitterness tropical notes from an international line up of hops.

Dear England IPA was exclusively available to buy at The Prince Edward Theatre during performances of Dear England and from Crafty Brewing for home delivery.


It’s time to change the game.

The country that gave the world football has since delivered a painful pattern of loss. Why can’t England’s men win at their own game? With the worst track record for penalties in the world, Gareth Southgate knows he needs to open his mind and face up to the years of hurt to take team and country back to the promised land.

Joseph Fiennes’ portrayal of Gareth Southgate is ‘pitch-perfect’ (Time Out) in this ‘thrilling’ (Sunday Times) new play by James Graham, with set design by Es DevlinGraham reunites with director Rupert Goold, following their acclaimed productions of Tammy Faye and Ink, in this gripping ‘new stage epic’ (Telegraph) about both nation and game.

West End premiere season begins 9th October at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Please note this is a fictionalised account of the struggles and successes of England’s football teams, based on extensive research and interviews. It features characters inspired by some real-life individuals, and some composite characters entirely imagined by the author.

About Crafty Brewing


At Crafty Brewing we brew contemporary & traditional beer styles. Our unpretentious beers can be enjoyed by everyone, whether you’re a fan of Real Ale or Craft Beer. We’re not old fashioned. We’re not too trendy. We just KEEP IT CRAFTY.

As well as our own range of award winning beers we work with brands, businesses and organisations to enable them to create their own custom branded beers.