A rich, full-flavoured, malt-driven ale infused with locally foraged spruce tips.
Celebrate variety. Reflect a sense of place. Brew modern takes on traditional styles. Brew contemporary styles with a twist. Avoid overused hop varieties. Full flavour spectrum brewing.
This is the Big Ideas Series, the first set of releases from the brewery. The beers are all unfined, vegan friendly and conditioned in package: bottle, keg and cask. We love our beers and hope you do too... let us know!
Description and Tasting Notes
Rich mahogany in colour with a thick, creamy head, this contemporary take on the classic Scottish 80 Shilling style is fermented low and slow to let the grains do the talking. Maris Otter, wheat, rye, Aromatic and Black malts offer a luscious combination of toffee, fresh-baked bread and apple crumble on the nose and an inviting silky mouthfeel encourages a generous first sip. A velvet smooth concoction of dried fruit and caramel pairs with subtle resin citrus infused from fresh spruce tips, along with just enough rounded hop bitterness to ensure a clean, crisp finish.
Wood-panelled bar rooms are evoked, this beer is about everyday opulence; polished but superbly drinkable.
Can/keg/cask conditioned, vegan friendly
Malts: Maris Otter, Aromatic, Wheat, Rye, Black
Hops: Fuggles, Magnum
Other: Spruce Tips, Sugar