Fyne Ales Blog

New Brew News: Summer Dusk (Summer Sessions)

by Iain Smith

September. The nights get longer, the air turns colder, the trees bid farewell to their leaves and sunny days already seem like a distant memory. Summer has departed and it’s time to welcome the embrace of Autumn, but not without one final glimpse of sunshine – introducing Summer Dusk, the final cask special in this year’s Summer Sessions series.

Summer Dusk is the third beer in our trio of sessionable ales packed full of hop flavours, sitting alongside Summer Dawn and Summer Skies at a perfectly sip-able 3.5%. With a slightly fuller body than its predecessor, Summer Skies, thanks to the addition of a touch of amber malt, Summer Dusk is designed for mellow evenings flicking through holiday photos and dreaming about adventures in the sunshine to come.

A combination of three aroma hops share the billing on Summer Dusk’s brew sheet – the floral bitterness of Centennial and stone-fruit punch of Eureka supporting Simcoe’s piney, citrus character for a reenergising flavour profile.

Summer Dusk has been rolling out of the brewery for a week or so already, so expect to see it very, very soon in your local and be sure to catch it before the sun sets on our Summer Sessions series for 2017.

Cheers!

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New Brew News: To The Hilt

by Iain Smith

Unsheathing this week, a brand new, deadly IPA 6.1% that doesn’t hold back in flavour or body – To The Hilt!

Brewed using heaps of Scottish raw wheat and flaked oats, on the first taste, our new keg-exclusive IPA offers a solid, smooth mouthfeel that coats the tongue with the delicious hop flavours. With the complex malt base comes a degree of haziness – but don’t be fooled into thinking To The Hilt is in anyway dull.

Hop-wise, it’s a double-edged sword of impact flavours; at the point, the bright, fruity characters of Citra and Motueka lead the charge with slashes of citrus and tropical fruit, before Sorachi Ace runs through the fruitiness with its devastatingly refreshing, spicy, herbal, bitter sharpness.

To The Hilt will be popping up in your local soon and is pouring in the Fyne Ales tap right now. Join us in putting boring beer to the sword with To The Hilt.

Cheers!

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New Brew News: Monterey Blvd

by Iain Smith

Part three of this year’s Boulevard cask IPA series is another new entry, following debutant Atlantic Blvd and the returning Sunset Blvd.

Monterey Blvd builds on the success of Sunset Blvd – we were super-pleased with it as an example of a cask version of a modern West Coast pale ale and the feedback we had was excellent on this year’s updated recipe.

The third entry in the series, Monterey Blvd once again takes its inspiration from the Californian coastline featuring a combination of our beloved Citra and Calypso, a super-fresh fruity hop from the United States. The combination gives the beer an aroma of melon and pears and a flavour profile which is packed full of citrus and soft fruits.

Heading out of the brewery early next week, give us a shout if you spot it in your local and be sure to let us know what you think!

Cheers!

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