Fyne Ales Blog

New Brew News: Lost In Time Red IPA

by Iain Smith

2017 has been the summer of new beer at Fyne Ales and we’re not slowing down yet – introducing Lost In Time, our new 5.1% Red IPA that’s rolling out in keg next week.

We’ve always been a fan of red beer, our Vital Spark is a dark red/ruby beer and in recent years both Lismore Red and The Cardinal have been cask special interpretations of the style, but Lost In Time is the very first red beer we’ve kegged, and we’ve made sure it’s a good one to mark the occasion.

Lost In Time is a dark-amber-hued IPA brewed with a mix of eight different malts to give it a full, slightly chewy body. The hop bill includes a combination of three US hops (Citra, Amarillo, Summit) in the brew and a dry-hopping with T90 Columbus which, paired with the complex malt bill give bold resinous and dank flavours of earthy citrus fruits and a peppery, refreshing finish.

Of all the new beers we’ve brewed in the last few months, the brewers are particularly proud of Lost In Time. Brewer Andrea Ladas knew from the brew day that this beer was going to be formidable in flavour, and so suggested that we name it after powerful, “badass” a character from one of his favourite films, Blade Runner. ‘Lost In Time’ is a tribute to the film’s Roy Batty, taken from his incredible dying soliloquy at the film’s conclusion.

We’re really excited about this beer, and hope you enjoy it if you see it around in keg. If you do, be sure to let us know what you think of it on social media or Untappd.

Cheers!

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Five medals for Fyne Ales in the International Beer Challenge 2017

by Iain Smith

Fyne Ales beers picked up a handful of silver and bronze medals at this year’s International Beer Challenge, all in the competition’s tasting categories. With the IBC attracting entries from hundreds of breweries around the world, having five beers recognised at this year’s awards is something we’re super-excited about.

In addition to bronze awards for Jarl, Hurricane Jack, Mills & Hills and Fynebank, we were genuinely delighted that Farmhouse Project brew The Witch took home a silver medal. The unconventional beer, a gruit saison brewed using foraged herbs from the glen around the brewery, was a late addition to our entries this year and for it to pick up such a high-profile award is a credit to our talented brewers.

Jamie Delap, Fyne Ales Managing Director, said of The Witch’s (slightly unexpected) victory: “it’s amazing to see The Witch, which was brewed without hops,  being recognised alongside so many modern, hop-forward beers”.

Join us in toasting the success of the beers on social media:

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Now Hiring: Packaging & Warehouse Operator

by Iain Smith

Another opportunity to join the Fyne Ales team! We’re looking for a hard-working, beer-loving person to join our team as Packaging & Warehouse Operator.

The role will involve cleaning, steaming and filling casks and kegs with the best craft beers we can make, as well as responsibility for stock coordination and preparation for dispatch. Additional responsibilities will include occasionally joining the production line during bottling days and local delivery runs as and when required. We are always trying to develop as a team, and we are looking for someone who is interested to learn more about making outstanding craft beer.

The ideal person will be a hard worker, who is up to the physical demands of the job. You need to be accurate with a meticulous attention to detail to ensure that every single pint of beer that leaves our premises meets our standards.  You will more than likely enjoy good beer, want to learn more about the process, and enjoy working in a great team.  A driving licence and transport to get yourself to our location at the head of Loch Fyne is essential.

We are offering a competitive salary for the role, together with membership of our profit share scheme, a modest pension contribution if you opt into the pension scheme and 28 days holiday a year, including statutory holidays.

Interested? Download the full role description and please email work[at]fyneales.com with a copy of your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are the right person for the job.

Full job description

Email (CV/Cover): work[at]fyneales.com

Deadline: Monday 28 August, 9am

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