Mini-Cask Club – September 2021: Everyone Loves Cashmere & Club Changes
September is nearly here, and with it comes our next Mini-Cask Club Discovery special AND some exciting changes for members!
The brewers’ next choice of returning recipe as part of our #FyneAles20 beery trip down memory lane is a standout from our Everyone Loves single-hop showcase series – Everyone Loves Cashmere, originally brewed back in February 2019.
When we first brewed Everyone Loves Cashmere a couple of years ago, it was the vision of Head Brewer Malc who had been in the US selecting batches of hops for our year-round and special brews for the year ahead and had his socks blown off by Cashmere variety. It’s a relatively new hop, first released in 2013 as a cross-breed between Cascade and Northern Brewer, and like many newer hops it offers a broad spectrum of flavours, making it ideal for a single-hop brew.
“Every year when we head over to the US to select our hops, there’s one or two crops that really stand out and in 2019 – it was Cashmere,” shares Fyne Ales Head Brewer Malcolm Downie. “I don’t know how the farmers are doing it, but if anything it’s gotten better and better in the last couple of years – it’s such a balanced, versatile hop and personally I’m really glad we’re getting to revisit it in an Everyone Loves beer again.”
First and foremost, Cashmere offers lovely smooth citrus flavours, but after the inital wave of lemon and lime, there’s layers of more fleshy fruits – melon and peaches – before a fairly short finish with a tiny touch of herbaciousness.
Everyone Loves Cashmere will be sent to Mini-Cask Club Discovery members first in the second week of September, however, the new beer isn’t the only exciting new thing about Mini-Cask Club membership next month. From September, we’re rolling out a number of changes for MCC members, including:
- Permanent 10% off online shop orders & Brewery Tap purchases.
- Rotating year-round pale alongside a new Discovery beer each month (Jarl, Avalanche & Hurricane Jack)
- First access to ALL new releases on the online shop & FyneFest 2022 tickets (November 2022).
- A prize-draw for an extra case of beer each month for one lucky member.
- A free gift or snack in every other month’s mini-cask delivery!
The first of these changes will start with September deliveries as we’ll be sending five litres of our thirst-quenching pale ale, Avalanche, alongside Everyone Loves Cashmere, with the rest being introduced throughout September. Ten litres of fresh cask beer to enjoy at home, plus an awesome selection of member benefits – all for just £45 a month!
To be the first to try Everyone Loves Cashmere and get yourself all the other lovely perks, all you need to do is:
- Sign up.
- Pay £45 on 1st September (including delivery, saving over 15% vs retail).
- Get 10-litres of fresh cask beer delivered by 10th September at the latest .
- Enjoy fresh cask beer at home.
Cheers for reading – be sure to stay tuned for social media for updates on September Mini-Cask Club!