Fyne Ales is a brewery that has been producing an outstanding range of quality, award winning beers since being founded in 2001. Located at the head of Loch Fyne in Argyll, about one hour North of Glasgow, the brewery is set in a unique and stunning location. Fyne Ales is committed to building upon British cask ale traditions, while using new techniques, styles and hops. This has gained them a reputation for brewing excellent beers that are packed full of flavour.
The details of the Brewers Dinner on Saturday 13 June are still a little hush-hush, but below is a sampling of just some of the Fyne Ales beer bloggers in attendance might get to try:
- Jarl – 3.8% – A light golden beer that is packed with Citra hops, giving the beer a distinct citrus flavour.
- Avalanche – 4.2% – A deliciously dry, straw coloured beer with a fragrant lemon flavour and an intriguing hint of grapefruit in the finish.
- Vital Spark – 4.4% – A very dark ale with a glorious reddish glow. A full bodied ale which is rich in taste with a dry finish.
- Hurricane Jack – 4.5% – A pale golden beer with an aroma of sweet malt and light fruity hops. Citrus flavours are prominent with tangerine notes with a subtle lemon kick on the end.
- Zombier -6.9% – A deep black porter with a caramel tan head. Big aromas and flavours of treacle, toffee and liquorice with hints of chocolate and coffee.
- Superior IPA- 7.1% – Deep amber double IPA with aromas of apricot and peach. Flavours of tropical and stone fruits with a smooth balanced hoppiness leading to a long bittersweet finish.
Now if you think Fyne Ales is just quietly brewing fantastic bottled and cask ales in the beautiful countryside of Western Scotland, you’d be mistaken. Each June they put on FyneFest, which has quickly become one of the leading beer festivals in the country. Over 1000 FyneFans recently migrated up to Argyll this June to enjoy over 100 beers, great local food and live music over the weekend. By the looks of the photos we’ve seen and this beer list we’ve found online it is well worth putting Fyne Fest into your dairy for 2014.