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.