In Glasgow, orange zest in beer is this summer's trendiest taste, while over in Edinburgh they're on the raspberry and gin-infused beer with Himalayan Sea Salt.
(Brewed by: Tempest Brew Co., Style: double IPA)
Tempest in the Borders do a Marmalade on Rye which is selling very well. It's a double IPA, it's strong at 9% but with orange zest it's nice and summery. Orange zest is a very popular theme this summer, with Curious Orange by North Brewery also selling well.
(Brewed by: Fallen Brewing Style: Pale Ale)
Grapevine is made by Fallen Brewing in Stirlingshire. It's a light-bodied pale ale which is light and summery and not too heavy in the hot weather. Platform Sea, the IPA, is also very popular just now.
(Brewed by: Out of Town Style: IPA)
Properly Tropical is made by Out of Town, based in Cumbernauld. It's done with lots of fruit, and we've been selling lots of crates of this. We also have a designated tap for Out of Town in our shop. They do some really good beers.
(Brewed by: Barney's, Style: Red rye raspberry sour)
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Barney's Cosmic Ripple is a red rye raspberry sour. It's quite different, with a stronger, lovely ice-cream-esque taste, with a lot more body and character than other fruit beers. It's a good summer beer because it's got good body and it's light.
(Brewed by: Black Isle Brewery Style: IPA)
Black Isle Brewery have a brand new Long Time IPA with a big hoppy, resinous, refreshing taste.
It's a classic American style IPA , at 6.9% with crisp citrus from new world hops, and a good balanced amount of piney bitterness. It's great on a hot day.
(Brewed by: Tempest Brewing Co. Style: Gose)
I definitely think Are Friends Electric? bring the world of gin and beer together which can only be a good thing. It's made by a collaboration between Electric Spirit Gin Company in Leith and Tempest Brewery. Gose is a salty German summer style of beer and it's only 4.5%.
They've got Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Coriander Seed, and Kaffir Lime Leaf. They've taken the botanics of gin and put them into a German sour style beer. People are getting more and more into sour beers and it's so refreshing on a hot day. That's just out.