Fyne Ales Blog

New Brew News: Summer Sessions 2017 & Summer Dawn

by Iain Smith

When we designed our state-of-the-art brewery a few years ago, we had hops on our mind. We wanted equipment which would allow us to get the very most out of the flavourful additions which make beer so varied and exciting. To this end, we installed a full-size hopback, perfect for infusing beer with bright, hoppy flavours during the brew.

The hopback has served us well, our champion beer Jarl is tasting better than it ever has, showcasing US hop citra at its best, and the rest of our range has been consistent improving over the last couple of years. We’re big believers that cask beer can be as good a showcase of hops as keg beers are.

We decided to try and prove this with a series of summer specials that are all about packing low ABV beers full of flavour – introducing the Fyne Ales Summer Sessions 2017.

Each month this summer we’re brewing a 3.5% pale(ish) beer, destined for casks, each with a mix of four different hops, each designed to be clean, refreshing and bursting with fresh hop flavours.

 

First up is Summer Dawn, a golden ale brewed using a hint of rye malt and oat malt to give a touch of colour and depth of flavour than ultra-pale ales. The hops we’ve chosen to showcase are an international affair, combining British Brewers Gold with a pair of American hops Apollo and  Centennial and completing the line-up with one of our current favourites, the Japanese Sorachi Ace.

On the nose you’ll find sweet citrus notes similar to candied oranges; taste is all tangerine and peach flavours before a dry, slightly bitter finish from the Sorachi.

We’d love to hear what you think of each of this year’s Summer Sessions – Summer Skies will be brewed in July and arrive in pubs early August, while Summer Dusk will be brewed in August for early-September drinking!
 

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Fyne Ales awarded Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017

by Iain Smith

Let us start with a huge, huge thank you to everyone who has visited the brewery and taken time to leave a review online - good or bad, it’s great for us to get feedback on what we do in our wee corner of Argyll!

We keep an eye on all customer reviews of the brewery, and one of the platforms we check regularly for your feedback is Trip Advisor. It’s arguably the biggest user-review site in the UK, and one of the most popular in the world, which makes winning a Certificate of Excellence award this year, for the fourth consecutive year because of your reviews a huge honour for us.

Our team strives to offer everyone who visits the brewery a great experience, whether for a tour and tasting or simply picking up a case of beer – if you’ve recently visited and want to leave us your thoughts on Facebook, Google or Trip Advisor, we’d love to hear what you think.

And if you haven’t made the trip up to the glen yet, check out the website for more information on what we offer, and if you’ve got any questions, give us a shout on Facebook, Twitter or drop us an email via enquiries[at]fyneales.com.

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Now Hiring: West of Scotland Sales Manager

by Iain Smith

Fyne Ales is looking for a passionate, knowledgeable and experienced salesperson to join our small sales team representing the West coast of Scotland and north-west England.  This is a role for someone who loves great beer and wants to continue developing their sales career in sales while deepening their beer knowledge.

Working with independent on and off-trade customers, the role will involve account management, pricing negotiation, strategic planning, new customer development and budget control as we seek to continue developing the presence of our award-winning beers in Argyll, Glasgow and beyond.

Candidates should be confident in managing a large product range with a diverse range of customers as Fyne Ales continues to expand its reach into new markets and sectors. Good time-management and people skills are desired to ensure all customer accounts are maintained with positive relationships.

There will also be the opportunity to work with Fyne Ales’ Marketing Manager to develop events, materials and incentives to support sales within the specified region.

We are excited to be welcoming someone to our small team – if you’re passionate about beer, sales and looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you. The role will offer a competitive salary plus benefits; if you’re interested, please download the full job description and email a CV and cover letter to: work[at]fyneales.com.

Download full job spec: here.
 

Closing date (extended): 31 July 2017.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

 

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