Origins Brewing: Summer 2018 Collection beers & launch
Fyne Ales is delights to introduce the Origins Brewing Summer 2018 collection – three new beers that launch on Sunday 19 August at Edinburgh Food Studio.
These three new beers are our expression of Summer in Glen Fyne. We’ve been treated to some amazing weather in the last few months, so we’ve chosen three beers that are the perfect celebration of sunshine, good vibes and rural Scotland to release this month.
Two of the collection are single-barrel-fermented releases, and the third, a clean fermented saison brewed in collaboration with our friends from Edinburgh Food Studio, who will help us launch the collection with an incredible ten-course brunch on Sunday 19 August in their Dalkeith Road restaurant.
Mion Blue (5.5%) – Mion Blue is a single-barrel mixed fermentation sour with blueberries. Originally soured in-kettle with lactobacillus, the wort was transferred into one of our favourite barrels with our Brett-forward house culture and blueberries where it fermented and aged for nine months.
Succession (6.6%) – Succession is a single-barrel mixed fermentation saison, fermented with our house culture and foraged meadowsweet in American oak for ten months. It offers woody, bittersweet flavours and plenty of funky brett.
Forest Flore (7.3%) – Forest Flore is our collaboration with Edinburgh Food Studio – a clean-fermented saison brewed with the branches and buds of flowering currants, conditioned on a touch of juniper. It’s crispy and satisfying, with a beautifully balance botanical foundation.
Our team first met Edinburgh Food Studio’s Ben and Shashana at Spontanscran, a tasting dinner celebrating spontaneously fermeted beer curated by writer Joe Dick. The dinner was a triumph, with dishes showcasing Scottish produce combining with some of Europe’s finest beers to create amazing, complex flavour profiles to savour.
When we approached Ben and Shashana about a possible collaboration, we were thrilled about their desire to use foraged, local ingredients – the flowering currant branches we infused into the mash water and the buds we added to the boil have added an amazing character to Forest Flore and we can’t wait to launch the beer at their restaurant later this month.
The launch will be comprised of a ten-course tasting menu, with each dish paired with an Origins Brewing beer, including cellared bottles of the long-sold-out Pandora, Amphora and Kilkerran Wee Heavy from the Autumn 2017 collection. Tickets for the launch brunch are on sale now:
Bottles of the Origins Brewing Summer 2018 collection will be released following the event.