Argyll-based Fyne Ales is drawing upon mixed fermentation, use of wood and barrels as well as locally-sourced and foraged ingredients in its new Origin Brewing beers.
The first beers, launching next week and forming its Autumn 2017 collection, are:
- Pandora (8.3%) – an aged, mixed fermentation saison conditioned on foraged blackberries.
- Kilkerran Wee Heavy (7.6%) – a dark scotch ale matured in Kilkerran whisky barrels.
- Amphora (8.1%) – a blended grape ale fermented in wine barrels with sweet cherries.
- Goodnight, Summer (5.4%) – a tart wheat beer brewed with camomile and aged on gooseberries.
According to Andrea Ladas, brewer at Fyne Ales, the launch of the new beers follow “huge interest” in complex, small-batch beer in places such as the USA.
He explained: “Origins Brewing is the realisation of a vision that we began shaping over four years ago.
“Talking to and visiting breweries like Jester King, Allagash and Hill Farmstead over the past few years, we’ve been hugely inspired by what they’re doing to make creative beers that are proudly a product of and showcase of their environment.”
Fyne Ales managing director, Jamie Delap added: “For over fifteen years we’ve been brewing outstanding beers on a working farm in north-west Scotland; we are immensely proud of being a farmhouse brewery.
“Fyne Ales is uniquely positioned in Scotland to create adventurous, unorthodox beers that tell a story and give a sense of where they were brewed in every drop, which is why we’ve introduced Origins Brewing.”