A Scottish not-for-profit beer brand has teamed up with a popular London based brewer to launch two new beers that will help to fund clean water projects in developing countries. 

Glasgow-based Brewgooder, a ‘clean water’ brewer on a mission to bring clean water to one million people in developing countries, has joined with Bermondsey-based Fourpure – marking the 5th small-batch collaboration for Brewgooder and the first outside of Scotland – to create a Mango Pale Ale and Session India Pale Ale, with the funds raised from selling the beers used to build water pumps in Malawi.

Alan Mahon, founder of Brewgooder, who stated that he believes that craft beer has the power to change the world, said: “Working with an incredible partner like Fourpure was a natural step in bringing this vision to more of the craft community and show that we can all make real change. We’ve loved working with the Fourpure team who share our thirst for change.”

Mango Pale Ale

Inspired by one of the most loved fruits in Malawi, the team say the bold, fresh Mango Pale Ale is a 3.9% ABV pale ale that combines citrus-forward Cascade, Citra and Magnum hops with “subtle, balanced malt flavours” to give a “fresh, tropical taste enhanced by the addition of natural mango extract”.

Session India Pale Ale

They added that the lower, more sessionable ABV at 3.7% India Pale Ale delivers a “robust mouthfeel”, thanks to the addition of oats in the brew, combined with a “fruity, piney aroma” of the American hops, complemented by bitter citrus dry-hopping.

Alan Mahon added: “Mango is a fruit that is celebrated across Malawi and as such seemed a fitting symbol to inspire this collaboration. Our Clean Water Lager has already made such a significant impact and so we were keen to expand the range with more sessionable style beers.

“It’s no secret that the craft beer scene is full of variety, these beers are in response to our fans calling for more variety when making a conscientious choice.”

Proceeds from the two new brews will be donated to The Brewgooder Foundation, which has already supported over 132 clean water projects, drinkers will be able to experience the stories of the people and communities impacted by Brewgooder projects by taking a photo of the QR code found on each of the beer cans.

Alan Mahon said: “The QR code will take drinkers to a short film showcasing the stories, vibrancy and love for life celebrated across Malawi that inspired these beers, filmed by the award-winning, London-based director Tom Welsh.”

• The beers will be available to buy/order from selected bars and restaurants across London and Scotland, as well as the Brewgooder online shop until the end of December 2019. 

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Sean Murphy

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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