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The Brewery

If it isn’t brewed by our team, using our water, the hops and malt we have selected, our yeast strain, on our brew kit – then it isn’t a Fyne Ale. It’s that simple. We will never compromise on quality, subcontract our brewing, and we don’t contract brew for others. Integrity matters.

Modern British Beers

At Fyne Ales we are all about producing an outstanding range of modern British beers, which we make in a spectacular location, and with integrity in everything we do. Our beers are built on the British Cask Ale tradition, Britain’s contribution to the global beer culture. This is a method that allows us to pack large amounts of flavour into relatively low alcohol beers. To this we have added a focus on new beer styles and big flavoured hops from the New World. This enables us to produce bold hop-forward beers that retain balance and subtlety.

Water

Our production starts with the collection of rain from a burn on the hill behind the brewery to use as our water supply. We proudly take Argyll’s most abundant resource (over 10 feet of rain falls each year) and convert it into great beer.

Malt & Hops

The first ingredient we use in brewing is malt. The main malt that goes into our beer is Maris Otter, a very traditional variety that has a low yield for the farmers adding cost but also adding extra depth of flavour compared to more commercial brews. Hops are in many ways the most important ingredient we use in our beer. We go to great lengths to source the very best hops from around the world and are constantly looking out for new developments and varieties of hops becoming available to try in our beers. No compromise is made in selecting hops and samples are meticulously tested from different farms and batches to find the best quality hops to go into our beer.

Yeast

We work with our own strain of yeast, which originally came from the Fountainbridge brewery in Edinburgh, and has a 200 year history. The yeast is now stored for us at a yeast bank and we get a fresh culture every three months to preserve its vitality. Once the fermentation is finished we skim the yeast off the top of each brew and pitch it onto one of the next brews.

Brewkit

Once we have the right ingredients, producing great beer it is about using a well-designed brew kit with a great deal of skill and attention to detail. We have made a significant investment in our brewery, building a new 40 barrel brewery which will be amongst the most advanced craft brew houses in the country. This new brewery is British made which we believe is the best style for our beers. Our brewers will have full control over the brewing process, improving the quality and consistency of our beer. Our existing 10 barrel brew house will continue to operate giving us lots of room to experiment with new ideas.

FyneFest 2018 - 1-3 June 2018

FyneFest returns 1-3 June 2018 with over 150 craft beers, amazing local food and a diverse music line-up across three stages. All set in the stunning surroundings of Glen Fyne, FyneFest 2018 tickets will be available from November 2017.

Brewery Tours

Fyne Ales brewery tours are available daily at 1130, 1230, 1330 and 1430!

Guided by one of our expert team members, you'll spend some time touring both Fyne Ales breweries, the original brewery adjacent to the Brewery Shop & Tap where the Origins Brewing project now resides and the state-of-the-art new brewery, commissioned in 2015.

The Brewery Shop

At the brewery we now have a shop where you can buy our full range of award winning bottled beers and mini casks, so you can take home a case of all your favourite Fyne Ales to keep you going until your next visit. In our shop you can pick up t-shirts, glasses and local produce to take away from your visit.

The Brewery Tap

Our beers taste at their very best when they are fresh, for this reason we decided to build a bar right at our brewery where you can sample Fyne Ales as they are meant to be.

Our bar has five taps dedicated to Fyne Ales beers with our permanent beers, seasonal and specials rotating across the taps. Our full range of bottled beers is always available just in case your favourite is not available in cask on the bar.

Visit

Fyne Ales is all about making great beers in a great location.

We have been working hard to develop our brewery so that it is a great place where you can come and enjoy Fyne Ales at their very best in the stunning surroundings of Glen Fyne. Taking centre stage at our brewery is our new brewery tap where our beers can be sampled fresh from the tap as they are meant to be.

Vital Spark - 2012 - International Beer Challenge

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