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Mini-Cask Club – October 2021: Clachan Dubh & Hurricane Jack


October – the month of Hallowe’en, the month of darknes, and now the month’s Mini-Cask Club’s first ever stout – reintroducing Clachan Dubh, a classic mellow stout that’s coming to MCC members next month!


The brewers’ next choice of returning recipe as part of our #FyneAles20 celebrations is from deep in the archive as we’ve rebrewed 2015’s Clachan Dubh, a classic 4% cask stout with complex malt bill for layers of roasty smooth flavours.

October truly felt like the right time to brew Mini-Cask Club’s first stout – the nights are getting darker, and so should the beers, right? And with us celebrating out 20th Anniversary, we had the opportunity to choose one of our favourite ever recipes to revisit this year.

“It’s great to be brewing a stout again, for the first time in a while,” shares Fyne Ales Head Brewer Malcolm Downie. “We’re definitely best known for our pale and hoppy beers but we’ve got some amazing dark ales in our back catalogue too and Clachan Dubh is up there with the best of them. It’s definitely worth of a slot in our #FyneAles20 walk down memory lane.”

Clachan Dubh features eight different malts to build layers of caramel and molasses flavours, there’s a wash of light fruitiness through the middle from a delicate handful of gently balanced hops, a before a wash of dark roastiness kicks in in the finish.

Clachan Dubh will be sent to Mini-Cask Club Discovery members first in the second week of October, and of course , our MCC membership changes kick off next month too! Mini-Cask Club members, along with ten-litres of cask beer each month recieve:

  1. Permanent 10% off online shop orders & Brewery Tap purchases.
  2. First access to ALL new releases on the online shop & FyneFest 2022 tickets (November 2022).
  3. A prize-draw for an extra case of beer each month for one lucky member.
  4. A free gift or snack in every other month’s mini-cask delivery!

Alongside Clachan Dubh in October, we’re sending members five litres of Hurricane Jack, our blonde ale with character, and a special wee snack too. 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 Clachan Dubh and get yourself all the other lovely perks, all you need to do is:

  1. Sign up.
  2. Pay £45 on 1st October (including delivery, saving over 15% vs retail).
  3. Get 10-litres of fresh cask beer delivered by 14th October at the latest .
  4. Enjoy fresh cask beer at home.


Cheers for reading – be sure to stay tuned for social media for updates on October Mini-Cask Club!

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