Arran Brewery Newsletter February 2018

We hope your 2018 has gotten off to a great start, and we thought we’d update you with some of the goings on around the Arran Brewery.

Decisions decisions decisions.

We’ve been having a little vote on our Twitter as to which of the two pump clip should we use on our Scottish Scrum Ale this year? The 2017 one on the left, or the 2016 one on the right, can you help us by choosing? The one with the highest number of votes will be used as our pump clip for the 2018 Six Nations season. We’ve got a clear leader at the moment, or can you design something better for  us?

Arran Dark (4.3% abv)

There is something of a pagan feel about Arran. A place where nature still holds sway. Where the qualities of tradition are still valued. This Isle of Arran Dark Premium Beer offers you a smooth beer of weight and substance, brewed from only the purest water and natural ingredients, and free of artificial additives or preservatives. Naturally.
Nose: Rich caramel notes, followed up by dried fruit flavours that fill the nostrils.
Palate: Dominating notes of rich caramel malts hit the taste buds. The hops are nominal but detectable. Flavours bind together to create a clean and fruity after taste.
Appearance: Rich mahogany brown with a nutty creamy brown head.
Finish: Good body, not overly thick, with a medium carbonation.
Comments: The roasted qualities combined with a pleasant bitter chocolate finish make this a well rounded “Scottish Heavy”, worthy of a few pints.

Arran Dark can be purchased on our website

Arran View Brewery Dreghorn News

The Sour Beer brewery is in place awaiting connection at our Arran View Brewery Dreghorn, with production planned to deliver it’s first brews in 2019.

Loch Earn Brewery & Hotel

With preparations continuing for the opening of the Loch Earn Brewery & Hotel, we’ve been faced with the enjoyable but vital task of testing new dishes for the menu at Loch Earn. Our very nice, menu to start:

  • Sweet Potato,Chilli and Coconut Soup
  • Goats Cheese and Roasted Mediteranean Veg Frittata with mixed Salad Leaves and Sweet Tomato Jam
  • Haggis Bob Bons with Neep Fondant Mashed Potato and a Whisky Sauce

We’ve also received a planning application amendment at our Loch Earn Brewery for Sake Production, so are moving production from Dreghorn to Loch Earn.

Winter Weather

While we make every attempt to keep our deliveries of delicious Arran Beer flowing, despite icy roads and cancelled ferries, sometimes you’ve just got to stop and enjoy the scenery in Scotland. This picture was taken outside our Loch Earn Hotel & Brewery, and shows that whether it’s sunny or snowy, the view is truly breathtaking.

Well that’s all from us for this newsletter, until next time.

From Everyone at the Isle of Arran Brewery

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