Very rich dark ale
- Amarillo, Cascade
- Maris Otter Pale Malt, Dark Crystal, Roast Barley, Wheat
- Available in:
- 12 x 500ml bottles, 5 litre mini-cask
A dark ruby red coloured beer with an aroma of berries and roasted malts. Flavours of dark fruity and roast malts develop to a long dry finish. Deliciously drinkable and a real cracker.
What makes it special?
Vital Spark is a beer that is hard to categorise, occupying a space between stouts, porters and milds, but it’s unique character has created a loyal following, including among many of the top beer writers and judges. Starting with hops on the nose then giving away to rich, dark malt flavours, this deep red ale is full of roast barley in the grist and well hopped with Amarillo and Cascade hops to give a unique and delicious flavour.
Vital Spark is named after a fictional Clyde steamer boat that was captained by Para Handy in the humorous short stories written by Neil Munro in the early 1900s. The stories documented the life of the Vital Spark and its crew as the ship serviced the Argyll area in the early 20th century.
Cask & 500ml bottles