Fyne Ales Farmhouse Project Launch Party

By Chris Black

On Friday we told you about our new Farmhouse Project. After several months maturing and conditioning we are now ready to release the first beer in the series, The Farmer. The Farmer was brewed back in May, at the tail end of spring, and is a 7.4% Saison. This elegant beer has a shiny golden colour with a persistent white head, akin to champagne. Refined fruity, wine like aromas dominate the nose with light peppery notes coming through. On the palate the beer has a crisp and rustic classic saison flavour with a subtle hint of smoke and pepper from the grist, with a dry finish on the end.

To celebrate the launch of this first beer in this limited edition series of beers, we are going to have a special day at the brewery, on the 29th of August that celebrates our farmhouse location in Glen Fyne and how it has inspired these beers.

During the day you can join the well-known forager and herbalist Monica Wilde on a guided walk through the glen. Monica will show you how to identify edible plants, and teach you all about their uses in food, preserving, drinks and medicines, along with many fascinating facts about their history, use and folklore. We can expect to find herbs, fungi, berries, trees and maybe even the odd slime mould. Come along and explore the glen from a different perspective, hopefully we can find some interesting ingredients to use in a brew.

We will run four foraging tours through the day; each tour only has 10 spaces on it and cost £10 per person. The foraging tours must be booked in advance by contacting the brewery, either by email to Elaine@fyneales.com or call 014996001020

Tour times

Tour 1 – 10:00 – 11:30

Tour 2 – 11:45 – 13:15

Tour 3 – 2:00 – 15:30

Tour 4 – 15:45 – 17:15

All day we will have the BBQ fired up in the courtyard and will have other food available in the tap. In the evening Monica will be preparing a venison stew made with foraged vegetables in a 19th century wood fired Soyer Stove that was first used in the Crimean war.  

In the evening we will have some live local music playing in the bar, or outside if it stays dry. The bar will be open until 11pm and will be pouring The Farmer all night alongside some other special and one off beers.

For those who want to stay the night we will be providing camping for £10 per tent in a nearby field on the farm.

Come join us on what you be a fantastic day exploring Glen Fyne and this wonderful new beer.