The new Campervan Brewery citrus sour beer was launched on Monday 17 August, during an event that took place at their fermentaria Lost In Leith.
The team at Campervan Brewery have created this range to celebrate their love for good beers, local products and local producers, and a bit of Leith spirit too.
As well as this, they have partnered with breweries and creatives that share their values, to offer support through collaboration.
Paul Gibson, founder of The Campervan Brewery said: “At Campervan Brewery, we always cared about being an active part of our community, defending values of friendship and inclusivity and we believed we had to show it with more than words but with a range dedicated to communicate and promote this message”.
For the new range design, Campervan Brewery has worked with Jason Kerley, a freelance designer and illustrator based in Glasgow.
The designer tried to give the new range a feel of craft and community, inspired by Berlin’s beer gardens, whilst embracing Campervan’s outdoors vibe.
The first edition of this new range – Freshly Squeezed – was released during a party organised at Campervan’s Fermentaria Lost In Leith, which was attended by local breweries and producers, as well as friends and partners of Campervan.
The team at Campervan say: "This 5.2% ABV citrus and lactose sour is a fresh and juicy beer. The adjuncts of orange zest, lemon, lime and mandarin juice to the lactose sour beer makes it very drinkable and summery with a great bitterness brought by the addition of Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops."
With Freshly Squeezed, the brewery wanted to create a beer that pairs with summer and parties and is ideal for sharing with friends.
Paul Gibson added: “After the past few months we thought the community spirit should be even more important and we wanted to reaffirm those values with our friends from the beer industry and local neighbours.”
To add a fun twist to the launch party, Lost In Leith bar manager Sophie Holt created a recipe for the occasion, a frozen Freshly Squeezed ice lolly.
The new sour beer can be found on the Campervan Brewery website and in a selection of bottle shops.