Fyne Ales Blog

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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Fyne Ales’ Jarl wins Silver for golden ales at Champion Beer of Britain 2017

by Iain Smith

Fyne Ales’ flagship pale ale, Jarl, has taken home the Silver award in the golden ales category of this year’s Champion Beer of Britain competition at the Great British Beer Festival (GBBF).

Organised by CAMRA, the Champion Beer of Britain is a landmark competition in the real ale calendar, pitting the UK’s finest cask beers against each other in several rounds of blind tastings.

This is the first award for Jarl in the competition since 2013, when it took home the overall Bronze medal in the competition. Head Brewer Malcolm Downie attributes the win to the continued improvements to the beers that are continuously being made in Fyne Ales; state-of-the-art brewery, “all our beers are improving thanks to the setup we have in the new brewery, with Jarl also benefiting from the excellent quality of the Citra hops we received from the latest crop.”

The beer will pour at the GBBF at Bar B5 until Saturday, or until it runs out. Be sure to stop by to sample our popular 3.8% pale if you’re down at the Olympia in the next few days.

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