Autumn/Winter Seasonals

By Chris Black

Winter is coming and with it we have four seasonal brews heading your way!

Holly Daze – 5% Amber Ale

Holly Daze is our perennial winter beer: our antidote to Christmas and the dark days of winter. Holly Daze is an amber ale with a rich aroma of caramel malts and dark fruits. No strange spices, just a really good stronger beer with a crisp fruity hop flavour and plenty of malt.

Holly Daze is now available in 500ml bottle and will be available in cask from the end of November.

Naughty – 5.2% Black Ale with Ancho Chillies

This year we’ve brewed a pair of new beers for the festive period, called Naughty & Nice. Naughty is the beer for those who are getting a lump of coal from the big man. A black ale that has been spiked with some Ancho chillies. Dried Ancho chillies are very mild in terms of spice but add a very rich fruitcake aroma to the beer.

Nice – 5.2% White IPA with Fresh Citrus Peel

Nice is the beer for those who have been perfect angels. A white IPA loaded with fresh mixed citrus peel. The addition of lots of wheat malt gives the beer its very pale colour with the citrus fruit adding a very inviting fruit aroma. Lots of powerful hops give the beer a lasting bitterness as a proper IPA should.

Naughty and Nice are now both available from our online shop and will be launched in cask at The State Bar in Glasgow. Keep eyes peeled to Facebook for full details of the launch night.

Lowlander – 4% Experimental Hop Amber Ale

Lowlander is a new autumn/winter seasonal beer that will be available on both cask and keg. We were putting a brew of Highlander through our new brewkit that didn’t quite hit the abv we were hoping for. We had some new experimental hops that we have been wanting to try for a while, so thought we would try a dose of dry hopping and see what happened; turns out it was a good decision! Lowlander is a low abv amber ale that has big aromas of sweet fruits with notes of tangerine and pineapple.

Lowlander will be available on cask and keg from the 10th of November.