Fyne Ales Blog

News: Origins Brewing Instagram Takeover & Mixed Case Launch

by Iain Smith

Ahead of the launch of the Autumn 2017 Collection on Monday 11 December, Origins Brewing is taking over Fyne Ales' instagram from Friday 8 - Sunday 10 December, showcasing new and behind-the-scenes photos from the project in addition to content from tomorrow's launch event with Inver Restaurant and maybe a couple of surprises too...

Follow now: Fyne Ales Instagram

All four of the first Origins Brewing beers will be included in a new mixed case, available exclusively from the Fyne Ales website from 11am Monday 11 December. The case includes two each of Goodnight, Summer and Kilkerran Wee Heavy, in addition to a bottle each of Pandora and Amphora.

On the Origins Brewing website, you'll also find Behind The Beers blog articles for each beer, taking a look at what went into each and why it's part of our new range.

As you can probably tell, we're pretty excited about getting these beers out and into your hands/mouths next week - if you do pick up a bottle or two, please be sure to let us know what you think!



Now Hiring: Retail, Bar & Events Manager

by Iain Smith

Fyne Ales is recruiting a proactive and hardworking person to join our team managing and growing our Brewery Tap & Shop, recently named Scottish Beer Destination of the year.

In addition to continuing to develop our retail and bar business and managing a small team at our location at the head of Loch Fyne, we’re looking for someone who can help spread the message of Fyne Ales by delivering events as part of a busy programme both at the Brewery Tap and around the country.

Successful applicants will be responsible for continuing to improve on what we offer those who visit our unique brewery location – finding ways to ensure they have a great experience while visiting and take away a solid understanding of who Fyne Ales is and what makes us special.

If this is something you’d be up to taking on, we would love to hear from you. If you love great beer and are keen to take your knowledge of it further, download the full job description below and send a cover letter and CV to work[at]fyneales.com.

Read now: Retail, Bar & Events Manager job description

 The deadline for applications is Sunday, 17 December 2017.




Introducing Fyne Ales Origins Brewing

by Iain Smith

Fyne Ales is proud to introduce a range of beers as part of a new, ongoing project created to showcase our provenance and status as an authentic Scottish farmhouse brewery.

Drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources, Fyne Ales Origins Brewing will release collections of complex and exciting beers, with mixed fermentation, use of wood and barrels and locally-sourced and foraged ingredients all featuring heavily in the production.

“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,” explained Fyne Ales Managing Director, Jamie Delap. “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.”

The original Fyne Ales brewery, a converted dairy building, has been dedicated to Origins Brewing production, with the first four small-batch beers releasing on Monday 11 December. The Autumn 2017 collection includes:

  • 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 (collaboration with Springbank Distillers).
  • 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 (collaboration with Inver).

The introduction of Origins Brewing follows an huge increase in interest in complex, small-batch beer in the USA; “Origins Brewing is the realisation of a vision that we began shaping over four years ago,” commented Fyne Ales brewer, Andrea Ladas. “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.”

The new beers will be showcased with a pairing menu on Saturday, 9 December at Inver, an acclaimed Argyll restaurant specialising in locally sourced and foraged ingredients, before going on sale from the Fyne Ales website from Monday 11 December.

More information about Fyne Ales Origins Brewing can be found on the project website:  Fyne Ales Origins Brewing.