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.
Help Keith name our new summer beer and win one of four, 5-litre, mini casks!
Brewed this week, it’s a beautifully aromatic, 5.5% Pale Ale with lush citrus tones coming from the Mosaic hops that we’ve used in the boil and also for dry hopping.
Which do you prefer? It’s a bit like asking whether you like salt and sauce on your chips or if you prefer salt and vinegar.
Each has its strong advocates. And there’s plenty of people who are not entirely sure of the difference between cask and keg beer and if one is supposed to be the ‘real thing’ while the other isn’t quite authentic.
Have you been dreaming of a pint of draught beer, fresh from the cask?
Well it might be a very long time before pubs, taprooms and beer gardens open again, but don’t despair!
We recently launched our long-awaited ‘barrels of joy’; dinky 5 litre mini casks (8/9 pints) filled with our award-winning Lawless Village IPA or Session Ale, fresh from the brewhouse here in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh.