Fyne Ales Blog

New Brew News - Where's Kendrick?

by Iain Smith

Kendrick the highland cow has proudly been the mascot of our Summer festival, FyneFest, for the past five years, so we decided it was about time to honour him with his own beer!

Our latest cask-exclusive, seasonal beer is named Where’s Kendrick? after our wee orange pal; an American amber, Where’s Kendrick? is brewed with a combination of pale and caramalt and a trio of new wave American hops, Belma, Eureka and Calypso to give the bee a full-bodied taste with a refreshing, dry and fruity finish.

Where’s Kendrick? will be rolling out of the brewery to pubs from Monday 8 May, but is available this weekend in the brewery tap room on draught and in 5 litre mini-casks!

If you spot Where’s Kendrick? out in the wild, send us a tweet using #WheresKendrick to help us track his travels on the road to FyneFest 2017!

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WLTM: Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Applicants

by Iain Smith

Since early 2016, Fyne Ales has been a proud participant in the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE) scheme. EYE is a cross-borders exchange programme which gives new and aspiring entrepreneurs from around Europe the chance to learn from international businesses and gives Fyne Ales the chance to gain fresh perspectives, ideas and enthusiasm from abroad!

During the past 15 months, we’ve been privileged to host a range of young entrepreneurs who’ve made significant contributions to our brewery, working particularly with the brewing team to learn more about what we do as a modern Scottish beer producer.

We are currently seeking applicants for the next young entrepreneur to join us in Argyll to see what Fyne Ales is all about. Check out the EYE website for more info, check out the blogs by two of our previous participants Tomasso and Davide and if you’re interested, please email erasmus[at]fyneales.com.

Looking forward to reading your applications!


Fyne Ales set to host #CraftBeerHour on 25 April!

by Iain Smith

Join us next Tuesday at 9pm on Twitter as we host #CraftBeerHour and answer your questions about Fyne Ales beer, Fyne Ales brewery and, of course, FyneFest.

#CraftBeerHour is basically a digital meet-the-brewer – you’re encouraged to grab one of our award-winning beers, crack it open at 9pm and engage in a bit of chat about what you’re thinking, what you’re drinking and everything in between. You can even head along to your local if they’ve got our beers on draft and tweet with a pint!

A couple of members of the Fyne Ales team, including head brewer Macolm Downie, will be on hand to answer your questions, and we’ve got some special announcements lined-up for those lucky enough to be joining us in Argyll this summer for FyneFest, as we’ll be announcing even more breweries confirmed for the festival, and some of the highlights from the beer list!

Be sure to check out @craftbeerhour on Twitter, as well as our @FyneAles account, for where you can pick up a beer ahead of Tuesday night as we’ll retweet stockists as we see them. Here’s a wee list to get you started:

  • Waitrose (Scotland)
  • Morrisons (Scotland)
  • Booths (National)
  • Oddbins (Scotland)
  • Eebria (Online)
  • Beerhawk (Online)
  • The Beer Boutique (Tunbridge Wells)
  • Hop Hideout (Sheffield)
  • Great Grog (Edinburgh)
  • Cornelius (Edinburgh)
  • Beer Zoo (Edinburgh)
  • Good Spirit Co (Glasgow)
  • Hippo Beers (Glasgow)
  • Grunting Growler (Glasgow)
  • Valhalla’s Goat (Glasgow)

And of course, the brewery tap shop at the Fyne Ales brewery!