International Women's Day Brew 2022
It’s become a bit of a tradition at Bellfield over the last few years for the women who work here, to design and brew a beer for International Women’s Day (IWD), the 8th of March.
Halcyon Days - Baltic Beer For Pure Baltic Weather
A deeply rich and full bodied baltic porter, Halcyon Days (7.2% ABV) is Bellfield's latest dark beer.
Classic, award-winning and now in a mini keg - in your fridge
Thinking about a cold, crisp, refreshing, classic Pilsner to have in between all those weird drinks you’ll be offered at Christmas?
Our Bohemian Pilsner (4.5% ABV) is a classic Czech pilsner style that won ‘Silver’ in Best Pilsner category at last week’s Scottish Beer Awards. Featuring Saaz, a noble hop, Bellfield Pilsner is pale with a light body, background bitterness and gentle floral tones leading to a soft finish.
If that wasn’t enough to whet your taste buds, Keith our brewer is busy filling 5-litre mini kegs of it, fresh from our conditioning tanks.
No need to make your mind up – just have them all: new, mixed case taster packs of cans
Can’t make up your mind which of our beers you like best? Or perhaps you’ve never tried them and aren’t sure which to order, first?
Well rest easy: we’ve sorted your dilemna. Order one of our mixed case taster packs and you’ll get three of each of our award-winning core-range, beers.
Lockdown blog #6: Can or bottle?
When did beer drinkers fall in love with the can rather than the bottle?
You need to go back 90 years. Up to this point, beer had only been available in barrels or in glass or heavy stoneware bottles. (In fact the history buffs among you, might like to know that bits of stoneware beer bottles still regularly wash up on our local beach here in Portobello, Edinburgh, sometimes with the maker's name or beer name still visible!).
The shift from bottle to can started in the USA, when a Virginia-based brewery became the first to commercially package beer into cans, in the 1930s.
At that time, cans were heavy duty tins, which needed a special triangular, can piercer to open them.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Felinfoel, a small brewery in Wales, led the field in commercial beer canning, thanks in large part to Wales’ 200+ year-long dominance in global, tin-plate production.
Lockdown Blog #5: Hops
We’ve become a bit obsessed with the hops we’re growing in pots outside the office windows, just nicknamed “Spud and Renton” by one of our customers.
But though we’re loving seeing the plants grow – sometimes by as much as three centimetres a day - this variety is not what most people think of as the ‘real’ deal.